EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2022
TEXT: EXODUS 22:1-15 (Please refer to your KJV Bible for scripture reference)
KEY VERSE: ECCLESIASTES 3:15
That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
Restitution in general, in human relationship, is the practice of the law of conscience, formal or informal, where by the offender rectifies or corrects his ways. He does this by: confessing his crimes to those he has offended in apology, seeking forgiveness from those he has offended, making good that which has been damaged, restoring stolen things to the rightful owners, confessing lies told or acted to those deceived, paying back their debts owed, relinquishing false claims, false property, false results and certificates, uncovering hidden crimes committed against men or the society, etc.
This is done in order to appease one's conscience, the offended and to satisfy the law of the society and of God. Restitution is practicable in every sphere of human society, primitive, civilized, religious and Christian societies. It is the law of moral societal living. In general, even among the heathen, restitution is carried out. Very often, you see a man apologizing to others saying, I am sorry, please I am sorry for what I told you the other time; please, I am sorry for what I did against you; I am sorry for hurting you, etc. That happens in the society whether it is primitive or civilized. In the villages or wherever human beings live, they carry out restitution.
And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Restitution is practicable. It is practiced between husbands and wives, parents and children, etc. Restitution in general is a great doctrine because it beautifies human relationships; it heals people and restores broken relationships. It gives joy, confidence and assurance to those that practice it.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I will do my restitution and find peace and joy.
SONG FOR THE DAY: I have decided to follow Jesus...
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Leviticus 14; Matthew 26
PASTOR PAUL RIKA