October 26, 2021

Be Diligent - Bro. T. Stephen

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,  I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today, is from the book of Proverbs 13:23, “ Much Food Is In the Fallow Ground Of The Poor.  And For Lack Of Justice there is waste.”

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, From the above context we understand that the poor have the resources at hand but through lack of care or application they waste it. Which  means that the poor may sow   enough to have plenty of food but lack of management    often keeps them in poverty. They have very little foresight.  When they get something they quickly spend it or have a big feast and then they go without   for a long time. Some people are poor, because they don’t have enough. Others are poor, because they don’t manage.

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, The God that cannot lie, has engaged,  that to the righteous, good shall be repaid. They shall be abundantly recompensed for all the good, they have done. And all the ill they have suffered in this world. The Bible says, the righteous bloom abundantly and rejoice with  joy  and  singing.  They shall see   the glory of the Lord and the Excellency of our God. So that though many have been losers for their righteousness,   they shall not be losers by it. Though the recompense may not come quickly, it will come in the day of payment. In the world of retribution and it will be an abundant recompense.

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, the Bible says, a good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children. He does not lay all out upon himself, but is in care to do well for those that come after him, not by withholding  more than is necessary but by a prudent and decent frugality. He trains up his children to this, that they may leave it to their children,  and he is careful both by justice  and charity to  obtain the blessing of God upon what he has and to entail that blessing  upon his children. A good man by being good and doing good, by honouring the Lord, with his substance, and spending it  in his service secures it to his posterity. His prayers his  instructions, his  good  example,  will be the best entail and will be an inheritance, to his children’s children.

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, The   Bible says, that the Israelites shall spoil the Egyptians and eat the riches of the Gentiles. God in His providence, often brings into their hands that which wicked people had laid up for themselves. Many make excuse for their idleness   and  that they have, but a little, to work on. But a man by making the best of everything may live comfort upon it. Thus we see a small estate, improved through hard work whereas a great estate may be ruined by indiscretion.  There is one that has a great deal, but it is destroyed and brought to nothing for want of prudence in the  management.

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, May the Lord help you to be prudent to make use of the resource that is available and work, to the best of your capacity to inherit the blessing of God and thus impart the blessing to your children. Hard work and proper management is the result of true success. Never be discouraged or disappointed at failures.  Rather strive  to  achieve your goals  in life. Put your faith and trust in the Lord.   For though the righteous man falls seven times he will rise again.   He will neither leave you nor forsake you. God bless you.

Prayer:  Our  loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord thank You for clearly telling us how we need to work hard to improve our status in life. And also to teach our children the importance of  hard work and pass on our inheritance to them. Teach us to be wise and diligent in all our effort to progress.

In Jesus name we pray.


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