KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 27:32 KJV “And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross”.
Simon of Cyrene was compelled to help Jesus, yet in actual fact it was an avenue of blessing for him. Man, always needs God’s help. God has myriads of angel to serve Him always. In the moment of Christ weak body, He could have asked angels to assist Him. Every act of man directed towards pleasing God is always a channel to bring peace, and satisfaction to man. The Lord expresses this in Deut 28:47.
Deut 28:47 KJV “Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things”; The Lord warned the Israelites and all men that if they would not serve Him joyfully and in gladness for the abundance of all things, they would serve their enemies. This implies if you serve the Lord, gladly and joyfully it tends to your favour.
Now those who serve God as if they are doing God a favour, are seriously siphoning life out of themselves. The Lord added to the statement in Deut 28 :47, that those who do not serve joyfully and gladly for the abundance of all things would rather serve their enemies in nakedness and want of all things. Now to our question, is it God who needs help or man? It is man who needs help and serving God satisfactorily is one of God’s means of blessing us.
When the people of Israel were in Egypt, the Lord sent Moses to announce to Pharoah to let them go, that they may serve Him.
Exodus 9:1. Going to serve God is their deliverance. Dear one, God’s call to serve Him is your deliverance from Satan’s grip and lies. There are some individuals who think they are helping God by giving to the church of God. Please deliver yourself from that negative mentality. Giving to the church of God is a favour you have done yourself. The Lord says it is more of a blessing to give than to receive. Acts 20:35
It is we men who needs God’s help, and we receive His help as we yield ourselves to Him in various ways of service. When we call on God in times of difficulty He hears and responds, because we trust in Him. The act of trusting, is a way of yielding oneself to Him.
THOUGHT: THE HAPPIEST OF MEN ON THIS EARTH, ARE THOSE WHO HAVE FOUND THE TRUTH OF SERVING GOD CHEERFULLY
Rom. 12:1 KJV ” I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
Prov. 3:9 KJV “Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”