EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: THE GREATEST GAIN IN THIS LIFE IS TO GET YOUR NAME INTO THE BOOK OF LIFE
DATE: Thursday, January 14, 2021
TEXT: 1Timoty 6:9-14
KEY VERSE: Mark 8:36 ‘For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?’
We bless God that there are people who are ready for the words of eternal life because they are determined to be in this Heaven. They have made up their minds to be there. To these ones they say, “That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.” These are people that are mindful of eternal life; they know they could drop dead any moment from now and then what shall it profit a man if he gained the whole world and loses his own soul. They know that the trumpet can sound any moment from now, hence they are ready to receive any last correction. Any student that wants to pass his exam will be very, very attentive in the lecture room, especially the one preceding the examination. So, thank God for what the Lord is teaching you; so let it result in a change of heart, a change of direction. You should be ready for a change of vision and a change of life. You should get ready to be committed in the right areas of life.
In today’s devotional text, the apostle wrote in verse 6, “That godliness with contentment is great gain.” Verse 7 says, “For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.” And in verse 8 it says, “And having food and raiment let us be therefore with content.” Paul is working on your heart. He is trying to tell you to control your resources (talking about your inherent power, strength etc.), so that you don’t gear them towards the wrong course. He is telling you to be godly, to be satisfied that you are godly, and to rejoice that your name is in the book of life. That is the greatest gain in this life. That you are righteous, that you have the assurance of God that you are righteous, that your name is in the book of life is the greatest gain in this life. The most important thing, the greatest achievement of mortal man is that you are godly. That you are godly means you are a child of God; you are living righteous. Godliness with contentment, godliness with satisfaction, godliness with self-control, godliness with control of appetite is great gain. Because there are those that are godly but because they see things differently, they are unstable in their way and they lose that precious grace. You must not do that. Don’t stain your godly life with worldly desires.
Thought for the day: There is no gain greater than eternal life.
Song for the day: In Your presence, that’s where I belong…
Bible reading for the day: Genesis 33-35; Matthew 11