EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
By: Pastor Paul Rika Int'l director of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
FRIDAY MAY 17, 2019
Ezekiel 33:15 "If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die."
Restitution is the act of righting a past wrong. It is also the restoration of what has been wrongly acquired or giving back the equivalent of what has been lost or damaged.
God gave this commandment to compensate people that are hurt by our wrongdoings and in the spirit of promoting love among ourselves.
John 13:34-35 "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."
Restitution is a deterrent to wrongdoing when one considers the pain and backlash associated with it.
For instance, a pastor that commits adultery and needs to restitute to his wife and stand before the church to make confession will pass through a lot of emotional trauma and shame, apart from other disciplinary actions that will follow.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA