Saturday, October 30, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Many people profess their loyalty, but a faithful person who can find? Proverbs 20:6

Thought of The Day : Trust is an asset, and when you lose it you crash your image.

LISTEN : “Build trust and secure a great future for yourself. If you can be trusted you can be lifted.” These were the words of a mother to her only son. Dear reader, trust is an asset, it is the bricks with which we build relationships and secure a great future. Beloved, can you be trusted? The Bible says,

He that is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in what is least is also unjust in much.

Luke 16:10

Majority of those who profess loyalty end up betraying the trust because they lack the fear of God (Deuteronomy 10:12,20-21). Trust is the foundation and beauty of a genuine relationship; it is the bridge that connects and guarantees stability in a relationship. Trust is a rare and unique quality possessed by those who fear God and respect the feelings of others. My dear, no one can feel safe where trust is perceived to be betrayed. The world is full of traitors, deceivers, liars, dishonest people, impostors, etc., who repeatedly betrayed trust because they lack the fear of God. The truth is, when our hearts are bankrupt of the fear of God, evil will dominate our motives and influence our actions (John 8:44). We can hurt others (betray their trust) without remorse when we neglect to consider the consequences of our actions. However, we should know that when we hurt others by betraying their trust we are hurting ourselves indirectly. Living a trustworthy life is key to a secured future. So, be trustworthy; for trust is an asset to the wise. It is important to your future. Hence, when you betray it, you will disconnect yourself from your God-given future; because when you cannot be trusted you can hardly be uplifted. So, keep building trust even if it hurts. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Develop a trustworthy lifestyle and determine to sustain it.
2. Determine not to betray the trust reposed in you.
3. Walk in the fear of God and stop acting contrary to His will.
4. Invest in building a trustworthy lifestyle, for it will secure a future for you.

Prayer : Gracious LORD, You are trustworthy and dependable. Help me to build a trustworthy lifestyle, and to live in fear of You, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak on your life. May God help you to be faithful to Him and live a trustworthy life to the glory of His name, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : Those who hurt others by betraying their trust, sooner or later would realize they just hurt themselves.

Quote : “Trust is an asset and it is not built in a day. Every time you are tried, you have an opportunity to build trust.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know the Israelites groan and cried to God for help in Egypt? (Exodus 2:23).

Stunning Fact : Did you know the average human brain contains around 78% water?

Bible Quiz : Was Isaac the only son of Abraham and Sarah?

God bless you!

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