Word for the Week: - Week of November 11, 2019
Godliness is Profitable Unto All Things. (Part 2)
Welcome to another brand new week.
Last week, we began a series titled: "Godliness is Profitable unto all Things" and using Joseph as a case study, we established that the highest blessedness and bliss of life, is secured to us ONLY by godliness. If you take time to study Genesis 37 - 41, you will see that even though Joseph went to prison because he would not sin against God, his future was secured.
This week, I will like us to understand that life at its best when we live a godly life. Godliness makes life exciting, exhilarating and thrilling. For instance, in 2 Timothy 4:6-8 , at the end of many years of faithful labor for the Lord, Saul of Tarsus, who after his conversion became known as the Apostle Paul had this to say:
“. . . I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
1 Samuel 26 has an account of King Saul who is after David to kill him. While he and his troupe were taking a rest, David silently snicked into Saul’s camp, and had a chance to kill him but chose to spare Saul’s life. This revelation shook Saul up because he knew he could have been killed if David had not respected the oil that was poured on his head and he made a sad confession in 1 Samuel 26:21
“. . . Then said Saul, I have sinned:. . . behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.”
Both of these men said three things: Saul the king said: I have sinned, I have played the fool, I have erred exceedingly while Saul of Tarsus, who became Paul the Apostle said: I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
Apostle Paul's statement was proof that he had lived a life of GODLINESS and OBEDIENCE while King Saul's statement was that of a man who had lived a life of WORLDLINESS and REBELLION against God. As I sign off this week, the question I will like us to ask ourselves is: When my time on earth is done, which of these statements would I want credited to me?
Living for Jesus is the ONLY way to live. It is the MOST fulfilling and MOST beneficial way to live. Godliness promises life at its best so my prayer for you this week is that like David in Psalm 42:1-2, you will thirst for God, respect Him in ALL WAYS, and reverence the things of God because "without holiness, no man shall see the Lord" (Hebrews 12:14)
God BLESS you.
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