“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
Psalms 119:105 AMP
Welcome to the 44th week of our devotional recap. This week, we reminded ourselves of who a faithful steward is and to rejoice always. We emphasized our authority in Christ and on the need to buy the field for the gospel. We then proceeded to question why we act the way we do.
On Monday, we kicked off the week by learning what it means to be a faithful steward. As we spread the gospel, faithfulness ought to be exhibited in our approach. This is visible in how much resources and commitment we give in spreading the gospel. God sees and rewards those who faithfully serve Him (Genesis 39:3-4). Your stewardship cannot go unnoticed, therefore, give it your all.
On Tuesday, we saw that joy is an expression of hope. The coming of Christ is our joy. We have been saved and we have a sure assurance of salvation. What a joy! Christ commands our delight, and we rejoice in him always (1 Thessalonians 5:16).
Wednesday’s study was a reminder that we have authority over the schemes of the devil. All authority has been given to us in Christ, therefore, the devil is under our feet (Mark 16:17-18). Christ has won the battle for us, and we act like it. We are seated in Christ.
This is our reality!
We were stirred up on Thursday to buy the field. In our everyday life, we must have a burning desire to see everyone saved and come to the knowledge of truth. This desire should fuel up an interest to want to take up positions of influence to establish systems and policies that favours the spread of the Gospel and the growth of the church. You shouldn’t only pray for those in authority like Paul told Timothy in 1 Timothy 2:1-2, but also make deliberate actions to buy the field for the gospel.
We wrapped up the week on Friday by pondering on why we act the way we do. Is it to please God or to please men? In a world such as ours, we have been sold the assumption that our worth is defined by pleasing the world but it’s not. Our worth is defined by what God says about us. So just like the Hebrew boys and Daniel in Daniel 3:16-28, 6:1-25, we are to stand firmly on what God says via His Word and please Him above everyone else.
As faithful stewards of God, the word is our map. It directs and guides us. We are not defined by what we hear or see but by the word. Declare what the word says about you today because that is who you truly are.
Bible Reading Plan:
John 10:11-21, 1 John 2:18-23, Job 11, Ezekiel 31-32