DO NOT NEGOTIATE GOD (2)
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*DO NOT NEGOTIATE GOD (2)*
Matthew 4:19 *And he saith unto them, Follow me,....."*
*Insight and Highlight.*
Eccl 7:5 *It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.*
Globally, Christianity has the largest following in the world, but it is not the fastest growing religion.
One or some of the fastest growing religions observes a daily and regular prayer pattern, and it is compulsory if you belong to such a religion.
Some do follow a homage as a sign of respect and devotion to someone or founder who once lived.
They do devotion to their subject and object of worship compulsorily irrespective of their challenges. Whether they be rich or poor, or expectant of a breakthrough or not, they must observe these prayers regardless.
Daniel, a Jewish captive in exile in Babylon, took the Jewish tradition with him.
Daniel 6:10b, says, *"Three times a day, he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.*
What we see today, as in time of bible days, tell us that the believer in Christ can be lukewarm.
Jesus warns against this in Rev 3:15-16. The Christian's option to be hot is cold: an option that is not endorsed by Christ.
It is so worrisome how Christians could be found lukewarm, whereas notable religions could remain committed regardless of the countries they find themselves. This is what makes them grow fastest.
The bible makes provision for the Christian to pray without ceasing, 1 Thess 5:17, not only when you have challenges or not but pray regardless of your circumstances, but do we?
Some Christians pray only when they need God. There are times they are asked to pray, attend midweek prayers, and observe regular periodic fasting, but they feel too much is asked of them.
Other members of these religious hardly fail to observe the regular daily routine of prayers. They dare not!
If the traditions and beliefs of men that are translated into these other religions could save, many of these religious people will be in heaven.
We must wake up to ensure we use our God-given freewill to God's favor.
Many of these other religious followings are a compulsion, but Christ has given us the same opportunity as He gave Adam, which was to hear Him and Satan. The choice you make between the two will determine your eternal destination.
Do not negotiate God for your environment.
Christ's Spirit will not strive with men, and neither will He force you. You will only find yourself to blame if you do not choose Him.
*Call to Word action.*
Joshua 25:14 *And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.*
The Christian clarion duty.
Choose Christ, choose life Choose life life, abundantly, John 10:10b
Lord, help me to influence my environment with the power of the gospel of Christ, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.