EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15TH, 2021
TEXT: MARK 10:17-25 [Please refer to your KJV Bible for scripture reference]
KEY VERSE: MATTHEW 6:24
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Do not serve money or riches; instead serve the Lord your God. Do not share your service between money and God, instead cleave to God and serve Him only. Do not abandon the worship of God in the church for business. Do not abandon your devotional and prayer life for lack of time as a result of the pursuit or pressure of riches.
There is an African parable which is very instructive in this instance: “You are on a mission to seek wealth and on reaching the outskirts of the town you meet an elderly man and on consultation he tells you that he has no ready-made formula for wealth but has one for enduring integrity and peace. Please pay, obtain the formula and abandon the journey; otherwise, you may proceed to acquire the wealth and in turn spend it all to regain your integrity and peace to no avail.”
Do not seek identification with the rich and great men of this world or lust for their friendship because they do not know Jesus and their ways are not righteous. Many of them have sold their souls to Satan and they will certainly corrupt you and destroy your faith and hope in Christ. Seek fellowship with the brethren, be humble and be willing to identify with the lowly in Christ who are rich in faith, prayer and righteousness; they will strengthen your spiritual life and keep you from falling.
Learn from the experience of Lot who was attracted by the glamour and riches of Sodom and Gomorrah and barely escaped damnation with a part of his family. To preserve your soul for eternity, go about the issue of wealth and power with utmost care and prayer. Never get yourself yoked with an unbeliever no matter the attraction.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Never make the mistake of choosing money above Jesus.
SONG FOR THE DAY: All I have is You in heaven and earth all I have is You (2x)…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Amos 4-6; Revelation 6
PASTOR PAUL RIKA