PUT GOD FIRST.

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 3:2 KJV “The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.”

Many servants of God depend on their own efforts for significance and survival. Some may go to any length to win the favour of men of repute in the society. In our key scripture Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews or a lawyer, rather came to seek Jesus at a very odd hour. He could have come at such an hour, because he wanted to do it under cover or he came at that time, because he could not have been able to get the master, because He would be engaged in the Father’s business. In the night, that is after six o ‘clock when everyone was resting at home, that was when he could get the master. Nicodemus acknowledged that the miracles the Lord performed was a proof of God’s presence with Him. The Lord was not a man of the senses. He therefore put God first in all he did. Matthew 6:33 was the Lord’s secret. It says, seek ye first, the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Dear servant of God, what is your philosophy for serving Christ? Stop following the world’s way of doing things. Your own understanding would also do you no good (Prov 3:5-7). Do not make the arm of man your strength. The Lord Jesus focused his time on prayer and sharing the word. He pursued these things with every blood in Him. The scripture was duly fulfilled in Him. Every good thing chased Him. This is the better way to do ministry.

 It is not about, pursuing the necessities of this life or even manipulating people, but to diligently seek after God

Pleasing the father God must be the focus of our lives. (1Pe 2:9 KJV). We have been called out of darkness to show the praises of Him who called us into His marvellous light. We are His representatives on the earth and it must be our number one desire to honour Him in everything we do. This is the approach to serving Him, and it also brings a corresponding approval from Him. God approved of the Lord Jesus service. Acts 2:22 ” Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:” God will respond to everyone who honours His word. Remember that  Psalm 119 : 90 reveals that, the faithfulness of the Lord is unto all generations. Put the interest of God first.

 Serve Him with all your love and every good thing would follow you.

THOUGHT:  PUT GOD FIRST AND EVERY GOOD THING WOULD COME SECOND

FURTHER STUDIES

John 14:21 KJV” He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”

Please read 1 Kings 3:1–11

What did King Solomon do to be so blessed ?

What must you also do to be blessed in life?

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