4 months 2 weeks ago #12304 by FemiClef
  TOPIC: CELEBRATING THE MINOR Read: 2 Kings 5:20-2720 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, “Look, my master has spared Naaman this Syrian, while not receiving from his hands what he brought; but as the LORD lives, I will run after him and take something from him.”21 So Gehazi pursued Naaman. When Naaman saw him running after him, he got down from the chariot to meet him, and said, “ Is all well?” 22 And he said, “All is well. My master has sent me, saying, ‘Indeed, just now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the mountains of Ephraim. Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of garments.’ ” 23 So Naaman said, “Please, take two talents.” And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and handed them to two of his servants; and they carried them on ahead of him.24 When he came to the citadel, he took them from their hand, and stored them away in the house; then he let the men go, and they departed.25 Now he went in and stood before his master. Elisha said to him, “Where did you go, Gehazi?” And he said, “Your servant did not go anywhere.” 26 Then he said to him, “Did not my heart go with you when the man turned back from his chariot to meet you? Is it time to receive money and to receive clothing, olive groves and vineyards, sheep and oxen, male and female servants?27 Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and your descendants forever.” And he went out from his presence leprous, as white as snow. MEMORISE: There is need of only one or but a few things. Mary has chosen the good portion [that which is to her advantage], which shall not be taken away from her. (Luke 10:42) EXPOSITIONMinor is unimportant, inferior in importance, size or degree. It requires little, or no attention. Achieving it is of no consequence or value. Unfortunately today, men waste their energy, time and other resources pursuing the minor. An examiner once gave some students examination. In the question one of the examination carries 60 marks while the remaining other four carries 10 marks each. It is disheartening to note that most of the students left question one unanswered and spent their time answering the remaining four questions. Even if they get the full mark alloted to the four questions, they will still fail the examination. Are you not one of those who have abandoned the major and struggling with minor?  Gahazi abandoned his priesthood to pursue mere gifts from Naman. Samson set aside the glorious assignment of liberating his countrymen from the oppressions of enemy and vigorously pursued the forbidden Delilah. What is your pursuit? The major is whatever that makes us abide and grow in Christ (Matt.6v33). The things that promote His cause and those of His people. Christ says He came to seek and save the lost and that exactly preoccupied Him. Can it be said that this very thing you are doing is the major work assigned to you? Whatever we do that prevented us from spending quality time with God is the minor. Christ wants our relationship and devotion than anything else. Create time for your Maker. Most of our local churches today had abandoned the major of Christinity: evangelism, soul-touching, messages, brotherliness, soul-lifting fellowship and pure/unblemished ceremonies. Individually and corporately, we must go back to Bethel. PRAYER POINTS1. God open my eyes and heart to that which is important in my life-salvation soul, so that I will stop chasing the shadow.2. Pray for those who are yet to come to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ that God will touch them and quickly turn to Christ before it is too late.3. Pray for utterances for the ministers of the gospel and that God will give power to His Word in their mouths so as to fulfil that which He has sent it. EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:1 Chronicles 1:41 - 2:49, John 14:19 -15:9 Author: CAC WorldwideRemain blessed!

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