EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 15TH 2021
TEXT: ROMANS 5:1-5
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
KEY VERSE: PROVERBS 14:29
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
One of the attributes of God is patience or long-suffering. He is tolerant and very patient with sinners. He is neither quick to anger nor quick to judge. His patience flows from the abundance of His mercy. God wants his children to also share of his patience. It is one of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Unfortunately, human beings by nature are hardly patient with God or with themselves. Any time we desire something, we want it quick and fast But God cannot be coerced to do our bidding. He knows the best time to act hence God's time is the best.
It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Abraham and Sarah were impatient with God. When God seemed to delay in fulfilling His promise they sought to help God out as if God was handicapped. The result was disastrous for the family and for humanity. The birth of Ishmael caused a lot of strife in the family of Abraham. Even the world at large is still groaning under the pains of the product of their indiscretion. Saul was an impatient king. At Gilgal he offered an unauthorized sacrifice because Samuel delayed in coming. Saul lost his kingship for his impatience and indiscretion.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
There is great wisdom in patience. Impatience causes misunderstanding and strife. Impatience leads to hasty decisions that often prove wrong with negative consequences. Without patience, it is difficult to walk with God or operate in the realm of faith. You need patience to actualize God’s promise.
And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
Thought For The Day: Patience is the companion of wisdom. Have patience.
Song For The Day: Trust and obey
Bible Reading For The Day: 2 Kings 12-14; John 5:25-47
PASTOR PAUL RIKA