Thursday March 26th 2020
Memorise: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7
Read: Galatians 6:4-5 (KJV)
4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
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Sing hymn 30
God has principles and even He abides by them. For example, His principles is that for the cleansing of sins, there must be the shedding of unpolluted blood, so when the blood of animals was not enough to take away sins, He did not change the principle; rather He sent His own Son (which was a great sacrifice) who was completely unpolluted to shed His blood for our sins (Hebrews 9:13, 10:12). This is why I wonder how people do things contrary to the principles of God, yet expect good results. If God, in His sovereignty abides by His own principles, then we ought to also.
One of His principles is that if you don’t work, you will not eat (2nd Thessalonians 3:10). So, when a lazy fellow is asking for a breakthrough, I wonder if he expects God to just drop the money into his lap. If you want to be wealthy, then you have to be willing to work and work hard. Another principle of wealth that God has laid down is the principle of giving. Do you know that even herbalists use this principle and it works? Yes, because God’s principles are universal; whoever obeys them will reap the fruits. The reason many Christians are still in poverty is simply because they do not give. Luke 6:38 says:
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measures, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
One general principles of God is that whatsoever you sow is what you will reap (Galatians 6:7). This means that if you want kindness, show kindness to other. If you want help, help others. There are so many prayers that will not be answered until we begin to work in line with God’s principles. His word is yea and amen; you cannot use prayers to cajole His into going against His word. Do the right thing!
When you want something from God, check what His word says about it, then obey.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
The Elevation Church (TEC) has been set up by God to develop its members as witnesses of Christ while empowering them to achieve the highest levels of distinction in life, led by Pastor Godman Akinlabi, the church is based in Nigeria with multiple expressions in Lagos.