BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SUNDAY MAY 26, 2019
Deuteronomy 15:21 "And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God."
In today's reading text, God is saying if you serve me under a man - as you are serving me through your service don't do it with lethargic spirit as your work will be discarded.
Let us repent and come back to a gracious life of serving God in a dignified manner like angels.
You might have been in service for a long time but God will not respect your many years of service when you are after personal gain for every activity you render in the church.
Example of this was a believer, after interpreting for a missionary that came to town, asked" what will you pay me?”
God is saying if you serve Him for personal gain and not out of love or as a matter of honour, He has no pleasure in you. If that be the case of your service, should the Lord now look for new sets of people to do His work?
Is the church to acquire new members while the ones already in the church have now lost the vision? Should He leave you and look for people that will be consumed with passion for their God? Please wake up and return with the former zeal. Whatever you are given to do, do it zealously.
It is highly contemptible to stop your service of God in pursuit of personal desire and gains. Malachi 1:13 "Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it ! and ye have snuffed at it, saith the Lord of hosts; and ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the Lord''.
How have you been carrying out your assignments in the service of God? Has it not been with weariness and shoddiness all the time?
If you die in this condition, where will you be going? You are always offering the weak and unprofitable things to God.
You are offering to God things you will not even dare give to your human masters/leaders/boss. Is that the right attitude of service?
Examine for yourselves will such sloppy performance attract God's commendation and reward or condemnation and rebuke?
Whatever you find to do, do it as unto the Lord. God will not accept service not given wholeheartedly. God will not accept anything less than 100%.
Thought for The Day:
Serve God wholeheartedly.
Song for The Day:
My life time, I will give God my life time.
Bible Reading for The Day:
1 Chronicles 17-19; John 10:1-21
PASTOR PAUL RIKA