Sunday, November 28, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day: Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Psalms 2:11

Thought of The Day: When fear for God and joy dominate our service to Him, His presence will rule our lives.

LISTEN: Beloved, serve God and serve Him faithfully. Faithfulness in service is key to acceptable service to God. Besides, those who serve God must do it gladly and with reverence. My dear, going to church alone doesn’t make anyone a genuine child of God, but the fear of God does. Your fear for God guarantees intimacy with Him. God wants you to serve Him with fear and gladness. He wants you to serve Him with understanding of who He really is. Without understanding of who God really is you’ll serve Him wrongly and in vain. The Bible says,

“The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom…”

Pro 9:10

Obviously, there is no wisdom in anyone who undermines and despises the fear of God. Beloved, God wants us to serve Him with reverence; that’s, to show or have a lot of respect for Him. He wants us to offer ourselves as” a living sacrifice” to Him. He wants us to live for Him not just for ourselves. Truly, sacrifice is the key to a reasonable service to God. God is to be worshipped with awe and fear. To receive His approval, He must be placed first in our lives. Beloved, learn to accord God the honour that is due Him; that’s the first and greatest lesson of every man. If we claim to honour God, then we shouldn’t be attracted to evil things of this life. If we have respect for Him, we’ll strive to be fair and honest with others. Friend, learn to serve God faithfully and excitedly. Serving God should make you happy, not sad. Henceforth, serve God with fear, for He deserves a reasonable service from you. Remember, when service to God is devoid of faithfulness, rejection is inevitable. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Grow in fear of God and determine to render a reasonable service to Him.
2. Learn to serve God faithfully as long as you live.
3. Don’t render to God an unworthy service, instead, serve Him with fear and honour.
4. Allow the fear of God to control and guide your actions.

Prayer: Dear LORD, You’re great and powerful. Help me to serve You faithfully, and to fear You for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection: God draws closer to you when you draw closer to Him; and He keeps His distance when you take Him lightly.

Quote: “No genuine service to God is without sacrifice, and no genuine sacrifice without the blessings of God.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know the meaning of the word ‘Marah’ is bitter water? (Exodus 15:23).

Stunning Fact : Did you know a group of tortoises is called a creep?

A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak on your life. May God enable you to serve Him with fear and love. In Jesus‘ name, amen.

Bible Quiz: Who killed Goliath and why?

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