EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020
“Mark 8:36-37 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?”
Timothy with Paul was a son to his father. He was not comparing himself with Paul. He was not comparing his anointing with Paul's. He was not comparing his popularity with Paul's. He was not comparing his giftedness with Paul. He was not comparing his calling with Paul's. No!
These are the kind of people the Lord is looking for. People the Lord will raise up that will be subject to authority and dead to self for Jesus submitted to Joseph His father until he was thirty years. Joseph was not a minister anyway, but he was head in all family matters.
Why did Jesus not jump out of that place and say, “No, I can't stay here?” Submission was part of the work of God; part of the nature of God; that you submit under another. Aaron submitted to Moses and for that reason he got heaven. The most important thing for you is that you go to heaven.
It is not the popularity of your name. It is not that you should be known everywhere. Therefore, young boy, young girl, you know how to run but you don't know how to hide, for wisdom is with the ancients. When you see a man with grey hair, that is wisdom. When Daniel talked about seeing the Ancient of days, he said his hair was as white as wool.
John said the same thing in the book of Revelation. When Jesus appeared to him His hair was as white as wool. That talks of wisdom. Wisdom is with the ancient, but children know how to run. We are not training youths to just go and show forth themselves by bragging and making noise.
If you continue like that, you will lose your life cheaply because pride goes before a fall and a haughty spirit before destruction.
Thought for the day:
Humility will advance you in life but pride will bring you down.
Song for the day:
Lord I want to be like Jesus inner my heart
Bible reading for the day:
Nehemiah 1-3; Acts 2:1-13
PASTOR PAUL RIKA