Saturday, 7 June 2014
THE WORD FOR TODAY - DON'T MIND THEM
"Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord all the day long. For surely there is a latter end , and your hope and expectation shall not be cut off."
At times, we look around us, and see other people who are not even Christians living 'a better life' than we are, 'a better life' in quote, so to speak, we wonder why things seems to be working for them, rather than us, those whom we started out with, but aren't Christians, or even our unbelieving friends whom we left for the Lord. Isaiah 1:28 says "But rebels and sinners will both be broken, and those who forsake the LORD will perish".
If you are in this category, God has a message for you today, "Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord all the day long". He is saying to you today, "don't mind them". Continue holding on to God and be faithful, because He has got a great plan for you. Your reward in God is sure, as sure as the sun will remain in the sky and as God is still God, so don't fret or be tempted to compromise. God whom you are serving will come through for you. Job went through a similar situation, he was suffering as a saint of God and just didn't understand, but he stood his ground and God gave him double for all his trouble.
A song writer said 'I don’t mind waiting on you Lord…..'. It might seem that God’s way is longer than the world’s way, but you can be rest assured that God’s way will outlast the world’s way. “I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him - Ecc 3:14.
Sticking with God does pay at the end…... Job 36:11 says 'If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment', it's just a matter of time, you will be better off in every area of your life.
My heart will not envy unbelievers, but I will continue holding on to God and will enjoy my reward. Halleluyah!
SOURCE: Dexter and Jola Akin-Alamu.
Have a wonderful sunday.