EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH, 2022
TEXT: JEREMIAH 17:9-10
(9) The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
(10) I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
KEY VERSE: PROVERBS 27:23
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
Church leaders and ministers must be diligent and watchful over God’s heritage in the ministry. This includes both human and ministerial possessions of the Lord. As leaders, we often assume that when people say that they are born again, they can be trusted and given responsibilities without any need to check on them. This trust may be misplaced at times. It is only God who knows the heart of men.
But Jesus did not commit Himself unto them, because He knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for He knew what was in man.
Watch over all things! That is why the Lord has raised you up as a church leader, auditor and watchman over His work. Those people in your church looking innocent may be going the contrary way, check them to make sure the sin of Achan in them does not become a stumbling block to the progress of the church. Check these ushers. Adopt proper accounting procedures. One person should not count money alone, even if he is a trusted person. Two or three persons should count offerings under supervision. Let it be clear that you did your best to check abuses.
2 Corinthians 8:20-21
Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us: Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
Do not allow anyone to tease you with sweet words like, “Ah brother, are you suspecting me? By the grace of God I was converted in 1975 and since then, I have been consistent with the Lord; so you should know I cannot be unfaithful. If you don’t know me, God is my witness.” Forget that language! Put that language aside and fulfil all righteousness, for two are better than one. For righteousness sake Jesus was baptized. Two people should count the offerings and record it.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Watch over all things.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Count your blessing name them one by one…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: 2 Chronicles 13-16; John 14
PASTOR PAUL RIKA