SCRIPTURE: And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. Genesis 4:4-5
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Your reasonable service is presenting or giving your life to God as a living sacrifice, afterwards, you can release your offerings to God.
Our anchor Scripture reveals that before God receives an offering from anyone, He will first accept that person. God has respect, first unto Abel before his offering. This means, He looked at the life of Abel and accepted him before receiving his offering.
The Bible says, But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect.
It is possible that God saw something in the life of Cain that He was not pleased with, so He rejected his offering.
God considers the giver first before the giving. God does not receive offering from a life that is not pleasing to Him. It is not your offering that matters to God first, but your life.
During the construction of the Glory Dome, we had to reject some money. There was a man who brought a cheque in millions of Naira and said that he wanted to contribute to the building.
Politely, we told him that we do not receive money from his kind of person. We do not receive money from those who work in the kind of place he was working.
Afterwards, he wrote a letter of appreciation to me for my stand.
The truth is, not every kind of money is receivable. And despite our rigid principle, on the day the Glory Dome was dedicated, we had some money left in the account.
So, not all moneys are receivable by God and for God. God assesses your life first before receiving your gift.
My counsel is, make up your mind to live above board. Live a life that is pleasing to God. Live a life acceptable to God. Your reasonable service is presenting or giving your life to God as a living sacrifice, afterwards, you can release your offerings to God (Romans 12:1).
REMEMBER THIS: Your reasonable service is presenting or giving your life to God as a living sacrifice, afterwards, you can release your offerings to God.
- Always present yourself to God as a living sacrifice. Let God kill the flesh in you.
- Then afterwards, you can release your offerings and givings to God.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to present my body to You on the altar of sacrifice. Purge me of every sin and iniquity so that my offerings and givings can be acceptable to You, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DIMENSIONS OF THE GLORY.
QUOTE: Integrity determines destiny, both in this world and in the world to come. Your character determines your future with God, both in this world and in the world to come. Culled from the book, “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Jeremiah 43-45.
AMAZING FACT: Cats can’t taste sugar. They don’t have sweet taste buds.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The Lord en-grace you to live the life that is pleasing to Him in Jesus Name.