Faithfulness is our Lord’s nature
One of the many awesome things about our Lord is His faithfulness. It is His nature to be faithful and He cannot be false to Himself.
Roman 3 v 3: 3 What if some did not believe and were without faith? Does their lack of faith and their faithlessness nullify and make ineffective and void the faithfulness of God and His fidelity [to His Word]?
So many times things happen to us and around us that make us question the integrity of our faith. A friend of mine once asked me why I continue to be a Christian when some people do bad things in the name of Christianity. Or why I continue to pray even when things don’t go my way. God’s nature in not circumstantial, it is not altered by our understanding, belief or abuse of His word. He remain faithful always. Today’s message is a reminder to focus on that personal relationship with God and ignore everything around you. People will let you down, your health will let you down but God will never put you to shame.
Thought of the Day: Are you faithful?
Kingdom refers to a realm or region in which one holds a preeminent (having paramount rank) position. Presidents are in democracies are merely civil servants. Their power is temporal and determined by people’s approval. People have the right to criticize their Presidents. People however don’t have the same rights in a Kingdom.
Roman 3 v 28: 20 But who are you, a mere man, to criticize and contradict and answer back to God? Will what is formed say to him that formed it, Why have you made me thus?
21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same mass (lump) one vessel for beauty and distinction and honorable use, and another for menial or ignoble and dishonorable use?
His grace found us to be part of his Kingdom, to be co heirs with Christ. We have a holy and glorious King and is important to always recognise him for the King that he is. Sometimes we go through hard times and or things we don’t understand. In all this let our speech, thoughts and actions reflect our submission to authority. To never be found criticizing the Almighty.
Thought of the Day: Do you submit to the authority of the King?
His Grace is sufficient for all
One of the greatest blessings we have in our lives is the mere knowledge of our Lord’s divine nature. It is not by any form or superior intellect that we are able to confess His Lordship but rather it is by Grace.
Roman 3 v 28: 28 For we hold that a man is justified and made upright by faith independent of and distinctly apart from good deeds (works of the Law). [The observance of the Law has nothing to do with justification.]
Romans 9 v16:16 So then [God’s gift] is not a question of human will and human effort, but of God’s mercy. [It depends not on one’s own willingness nor on his strenuous exertion as in running a race, but on God’s having mercy on him.]
My understanding is, it is not by discipline and following the Ten Commandments that we are made right before God. The just shall live by faith. By giving our self to Christ we allow him live in us and through us. So technically when we are born again it is not us that lives but Christ. This is one of the reasons we ought not to judge or think highly of ourselves because any good we do is a product of Christ at work in us.
Thought of the Day: Am I making the most of this grace?
Fear is generally a bad thing and we prefer to not act out of fear. Fear comes about when we are in situations that are beyond our control and the possibility of something bad happening to us is high. In Sunday school they told me FEAR stands for, “False Evidence Appearing Real”.
Matthew 10 v 28: 28 And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; but rather be afraid of Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell (Gehenna).
Right now we are facing one of the greatest global pandemic of our lifetime. And there is nothing false or unreal about the deaths that are being reported in hundreds of thousands all over the world. Our lives are being threatened by an enemy we don’t see and the greatest minds of our time have no solution. As a human race we are all facing a trial and we all ought to count is joy. The scripture above is reminding us that the death of this body is not the worst thing, it is the death of our soul. So remember to always strive to do good and follow Christ even though we are facing these challenging times.
Thought of the Day: Shall Covid-19 separate you from the Lord?
Earnestly and diligently seek Him
It’s very easy to get distracted and lose sight of the important things in life. We manage our time, plan our day and take action to make sure we meet our objectives. Everyday our actions are determined by a long list of things we feel obligated to and the things we want to do. As children of God we must endeavour to not sacrifice our fellowship with God and spiritual growth for canal things.
Hebrews 11 v 6: 6 But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].
Today’s message is a reminder to set our relationship with God as a priority. Setting God as a priority is not simply acknowledging that one is a believer. How we spend our day, whether it be our actions, our speech or our thoughts they should reflect our faith in Him. As we go about our day let us continuously seek our Lord with a sincere and intense conviction. To be willing to lose anything and everything for Him if need be.
Thought of the Day: What are you looking for?