EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: ETERNAL LIFE HAS A LIFESTYLE
DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 3RD, 2021
TEXT: Mark 10:17-23 KJV
KEY VERSE: MATTHEW 3:8
Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance.
In today’s text, a rich man came running and knelt to Jesus asking, “What shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” Thank God that people know about eternal life. They know that there is life after death. They know that life is forever and that there are qualifications for it. But the man who asked this question really didn’t have full knowledge of the value of eternal life. This is so because when Jesus opened up the full knowledge of the value of eternal life to him, he went away grieved. He didn’t go for it. Sorry for him. That is the poverty of the world. That is the sorrow of humanity.
Satan has bound most of them. He has tied them and held them captive such that it is hard for them to appreciate the value of eternal life. They are blinded and cannot see the truth of God. The rich man asked Jesus a wonderful question. Jesus answered him, “Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.” Jesus wanted him to know that the person speaking to him was God. Jesus was opening his eyes to God and to let him know that only God can give him eternal life.
Then Jesus went further to tell him, “Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.” Can you see that eternal life has a lifestyle? Eternal life is not for sinners. That is why Jesus came so that they should not perish but have eternal life. They should know him. They should accept him. They should follow the lifestyle of eternal life so that they may have eternal life and not perish.
There are many in the Church who claim to be born again but there is no evidence of the fruit of righteousness in their life. Is that not hypocrisy? Eternal life does not come by a mere profession of faith in Christ; your lifestyle must prove that truly that Christ lives in you.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Live the lifestyle of eternal life that will silence your persecutors.
1 PETER 3:16
Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The lifestyle of eternal life is evidence of true Christianity
SONG FOR THE DAY: Holiness is the beauty of believers…..
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Psalm 70-72; Romans 4