BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA
Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
DATE: THURSDAY MAY 9, 2019
2 TIMOTHY 2:19-21
“And when He had removed him, He raised up unto them David to be their king, to whom also He gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after Mine own heart, which shall fulfill all My will.” Acts 13: 22.
“I have found…” It is not easy even for God to find a man like this.
"I have found", means I have been looking for him. I searched for him and at last I found him.
"A man after Mine own heart", means his heart is on Me, and he will do all my pleasure.
David was a man dedicated to God in life and service. He was bold and courageous and God put him to use as a vessel of honour.
The Bible gives us accounts of men and women that obtained favour before God. The Bible also shows us why some of these people found grace in God's sight.
God is the same in nature and attribute from the beginning of His revelation to man until now.
There are things that provoke Him to judgment against men and there are things that provoke Him to love and make men obtain grace in His sight.
We shall make some brief study of some Bible saints with emphasis on why they obtained grace in the sight of God.
(1.) ENOCH: How many people were taken up by God like that? It is not common my brother and sister. There was a reason why Enoch found grace in the sight of God.
The Scripture told us that "Enoch walked with God." Gen 5:24
Finding grace goes with righteousness. "Thou lovest righteousness and hatest wickedness, therefore, God, thy God had anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows". Ps 45:7
(2.) NOAH: The grace of God indeed has appeared to all men, but not all men find this special grace Noah found in the eyes of God.
Why did Noah find grace in the eyes of the LORD? See what the Scripture says below of Noah.
Gen 7:1 "And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation."
We can see by the Scripture that Noah found grace in the sight of God because of his
righteous and perfect life.
Thought for The Day:
The righteous enjoys the grace of God in abundance.
Song for The Day:
Give me the grace to follow, abundant grace to follow
Bible Reading for The Day:
1 Kings 19-20; John 2.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA