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OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONALS Monday JULY 27 2020
TOPIC: PROFITABLE STEWARDSHIP
Memorise: His lord said unto him, well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matthew 25:21
Read: Matthew 25:13-34
Bible in one year: 2 Kings 18:9-19:37
Hymn 9: Hold The Fort
Reflection: How many souls have you won for Christ this year?
“Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.” Leviticus 19:13
My God does not use people and dump them. If you work for Him faithfully, you are sure to get a very handsome reward for your efforts. In the above passage, He said that we should never allow any labourer’s wage stay in our hands overnight. If He said this, how then would He not reward you when you labour for Him?
NOW, what is the work God wants us to do? In Luke 10:2 He said “The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few” The harvest He is talking about is the souls that need to be won to Christ. He needs dourers to go out and win souls. He needs soul-winners. When you win a soul, you make Him happy, but more than that you secure great benefits for yourself too. In the parable of talents in Matthew 25:21, the Master did not take the extra talents from the servants that multiplied theirs; He left it with them as their reward. Even the one talent that the unprofitable servant did not multiply was not kept by the master but rather, given to the person who had ten talents. In John 12:32, He said if He is lifted up, He would draw men to Himself. This also implies that He will draw men to the fellow who is lifting Him up. I must tell you that I am really enjoying the benefits of being a soul-winner.
Due to the fact that I keep raising my Father for people to accept Him into their lives, He has drawn many men to me. Now, I have many children-in-the-Lord all over the world such that there is hardly any city I visit wherein there wouldn’t be someone ready to host me in their home for the duration of my stay. John 15:2 says that any Christian who does not bear fruit will be separated from Christ. The unprofitable servant decided not to bear fruit and was not only cast away, but sent into outer darkness where he wept and gnashed his teeth forever (Matthew 25:30). It pays to be a profitable steward of God. Are you one?