KEY SCRIPTURE: Psalms 23:5 KJV Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Rewards and promotion always proceed victories or conquering a challenge. After the psalmist declared that, he is not moved by trials or difficulties, but rather by the Lord he goes through and comes out victorious.
The next level for one to be established is an overflow of blessings. Rev 2:7 KJV” He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. ” God is a rewarder. He rewards good deeds and success. His rewards begin on this earth.
When the Lord’s disciples told, Him that they had left all things to follow Him, He said the following, Mark 10:30 KJV” But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.” Set up your mind to overcome whatever challenge temptation or trial may come your way. Many people just yield to temptations forgetting that, every stage in life provides a test of some kind, expecting you to pass. If you fail, there will be no promotion or any rewards for you. The psalmist received a table before his enemies, and honour, by the anointing on his head. That was not enough, his cup overflowed. All these did not come out of the blue. It was a result of staying true to the Lord in challenging moments.
Daniel kept his faithfulness unto the Lord. They threatened him of being thrown to the lions, if he prayed to any other God, except the king, for the next thirty days. Daniel would not break faith in his God. He threw caution to the wind and prayed three times a day facing Jerusalem. He was thrown into the lion’s den but God delivered him. After this he was rewarded. His cup indeed overflowed.
The Lord is the strength of my life. I live to please Him in all I do. I do not yield to temptations, for God is a rewarder of all who diligently seek Him. As I overcome, He rewards me by setting a table before my enemies making my cup over flow.
THOUGHT: STAY FAITHFUL TO GOD, FOR HIS APPROVAL
Heb 6:10 KJV” For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”
Heb 11:6 KJV” But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”