EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
THURSDAY, JULY 29TH, 2021
TEXT: MATTHEW 6:25-34 (PLEASE REFER TO YOUR KJV BIBLE FOR SCRIPTURE REFERENCE)
KEY VERSE: MATTHEW 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Don't be careless with life. It is dangerous for your soul. Some circumstances come upon some people and make them lose hope and begin to live carelessly as if all is lost. This should not be so. One of such circumstances is widowhood. Widowhood should not make you lose your focus in life as a Christian. If you have the right orientation about life, you will discover that even in your widowhood, you can live better for God and serve God better. Are you ready to live for Jesus? Are you ready to take widowhood as a higher divine calling? Do you want to escape hell and go to heaven? Then get your priorities right! There are some wrong priorities that beset widows. One of such is the passionate desire for marriage. Scripturally, it is not compulsory that a widow or widower remarries before life can go on.
1 CORINTHIANS 7:27-28
Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife. But it is not also a sin to remarry even though there is something higher than marriage. But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.
In fact, if your body burns for sex it is better to remarry than to continue to burn in sin (1 Corinthians 7:7-9). Even under that circumstance, it is still not a top priority because you could even marry the wrong person who will lead you away from God. Money is another preoccupation of people at the expense of eternal life. Truly all of us need money because money answereth all things, yet money should not be the priority of your life. Some turn themselves into prostitutes sleeping about with men for money. This should not be so.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Everybody needs food to survive yet, food is not the top priority of life. Some have even turned themselves to traditional beggars because of food, moving from house to house. Make God the provider of your daily bread and keep your honor. Make God, heaven and eternal life the priorities of your life.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Get your priorities right for the salvation of your soul.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness….
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Psalm 56-58; Acts 28:1-15
PASTOR PAUL RIKA