EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR
by: pastor paul rika, international director of HOREMOW
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2022
TEXT: GENESIS 2:21-25
(21) And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
(22) And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
(23) And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
(24) Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
(25) And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
KEY VERSE: EPHESIANS 5:31
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
They are no more twain, but one flesh. They became one in the flesh. On this premise, resources in the hands of husband and wife should be seen as belonging to both and nothing should be hidden from each other.
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
None should be ashamed to tell the other of his or her financial downturn or hide any excess that comes in as a result of God's blessing. Your partner should know of your building projects and investments. Some wives have lost the inheritance of their husbands to business partners because they were hidden from her. In the same manner, the wife should not embark on secret investments or take from the food allowance to start a secret project as some do.
These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Let your spouse know your disposable income since it will bring better understanding. Do not lie and say you have not been paid after collecting your salary. It is a sin. The dead does not hide its body from the mortuary attendant that will have to wash it up. Do not hide the challenges you are facing in your finances from your spouse, it will boomerang. If you have lost your job, come out plain to your wife. There is no need for pride or carnality in family life.
When your spouse is informed about your financial condition, there is willingness to sacrifice and provide support as necessary. But when you deal in lies and deceit, you break trust that is vital in sustaining relationship, and create suspicion and friction in the relationship. Relationship is built on trust; hence nothing must be done to tamper with that trust. Finally, husband and wife should not be conspirators in lying. Learn from the story of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5:1-11.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A relationship built on Christ will never end up in mistrust.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Lord, prepare me, to be a sanctuary...
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Leviticus 7-9; Matthew 25:31-46
PASTOR PAUL RIKA