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OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL THURSDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2021 RICHES WITHOUT SORROW
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RICHES WITHOUT SORROW MEMORISE: He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him. Proverbs 28:22 READ: Timothy 6:9-11 9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: John 19-21 MESSAGEGod wants His children to be rich, but according to our Bible reading today, He warns them to flee the inordinate ambition to be rich at all costs. These days, many people engage in cybercrime and ritual killings, just to get rich. There are some others who are good at falsifying figures so as to get some gain. I assure you that ill-gotten wealth will always have sorrow in it. I have seen all kinds of wealth in my little time as a Pastor and I tell you, many wealthy people are living in so much sorrow that they are willing to give up all they have in exchange for peace of mind. Many people have used ill gotten money to buy cars without knowing that they have bought what would drive them to their early graves. You see, if you follow the will of God, He will bless you without adding any sorrow. I believe this is the kind of wealth you want: wealth with no sorrow attached. Matthew 6:3 3 says: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” 1Timothy 6:10-11 also says: “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, Oh man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.” This clearly means that the only way to get wealth without sorrow is to get it in righteousness. I assure you according to the word of God that riches will pursue and overtake you if you put the kingdom of God first in your life. I am speaking from experience.There were times when I was unable to go to Lagos from the Redemption Camp because I did not have N2 for tollgate fees. I would console my wife by saying "Maybe our not going is God's way of making us avoid an accident on the way". There was to be no accident, it was just that I did not have N2. I did not complain then because I knew that my tomorrow would be glorious as long as I kept seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. I did not allow my lack to push me to steal Church funds. When any opportunity to get rich through sin comes your way, you had better flee, because wrapped in that juicy fruit is sorrow and destruction. KEY POINTOnly God can give you wealth without any kind of sorrow attached to it. Seek Him first. HYMN 23: STANDING ON THE PROMISES OF CHRIST MY KING 1. Standing on the promises of Christ my King,Through eternal ages let His praises ring,Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,Standing on the promises of God. Standing, standing,Standing on the promises of God my Savior;Standing, standing,I’m standing on the promises of God. 2. Standing on the promises that cannot fail,When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,By the living Word of God I shall prevail,Standing on the promises of God. 3. Standing on the promises I now can seePerfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,Standing on the promises of God. 4. Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,Standing on the promises of God. 5. Standing on the promises I cannot fall,List’ning every moment to the Spirit’s call,Resting in my Savior as my all in all,Standing on the promises of God.
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