Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34 (UKJV).

Thought of The Day : Where obedience, faithfulness and service are genuinely rendered to God, life cannot end in misery.

LISTEN : God is righteous and loves righteousness. The Bible says,

Indeed, the LORD is righteous; he loves righteousness; the upright will see him face-to-face.

Psalms 11:7 (ISV).

Our future is secure when we walk in the ways of God. Anyone who loves God would hate wickedness. No one can travel far with wickedness; but righteousness can take you all the way. The voyage of righteousness ends in the destination of peace and life. My dear, the power of true righteousness is in the fear of God. Righteous living pleases God and attracts Him into our lives. Jesus Christ died that we might live out the God kind of life. What is righteousness? It is the quality or state of being morally correct and justifiable. It means to have a right standing with God. My dear, righteousness is a trigger of God’s blessings. True honour and promotion comes from God. Yes, God will promote and honour anyone who is determined to stay humble and loyal to Him. God does not honour or promote people out of sentiments, He promotes people on grounds of genuine relationship with Him. Pleasing God is the pathway to His blessings; but evil opens the door to disasters and shame. The truth is, those who make sacrifices to please God will attract His unsolicited favour, honour and promotion like Joseph. Joseph refused to disobey God, instead, he sacrificed his own comfort and freedom when Potiphar’s promiscuous wife forcibly desired to sleep with him (Genesis 39:9). Though his refusal to comply with her evil desire puts him in prison, but God’s grace brought him out and took him to the palace. He was remarkably honoured and promoted by Pharaoh because God chooses to honour him. As a result, he was placed above Pharaoh’s princes and senators (Psalms 105:22). What an uncommon promotion! Beloved, do you desire to be divinely honoured and promoted? Then, embrace righteousness and serve God with all your heart. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. No matter what, do not succumb to the pressure to commit evil against God.
2. Do not be discouraged when you suffer for righteousness sake, instead, put your faith in God.
3. Determine to obey and remain loyal to God in every situation and you will be rewarded.
4. Rejoice when you suffer for righteousness sake because you will be lifted in the end.

Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank You because You honour obedience and righteousness. Help me to obey and remain faithful to You, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessings : Today I speak on your life. May God bless, honour and promote you as you serve Him, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : Upright living is not a waste of time. It pays in due time.

Quote : “Pleasing God is the pathway to His blessings; but evil opens the door to disasters and shame.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know the name of Gideon’s father is Joash (Judges 6:11)

Stunning Fact : Did you know your tongue print is as unique as fingerprint.

Bible Quiz : Who wrote the Bible book of Revelations?

God bless you!

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