Topic: God Rewards Faithfulness [Sunday February 18th, 2018]
Text: Esther 8:1-6 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it unto Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman” (Esther 8:2).
Nothing is more profitable than serving God and our fellow men faithfully. Mordecai was faithful in his assigned task as one of the security details of King Ahasuerus. His primary duty was to ensure that unauthorised persons did not gain entrance into the king’s palace. He was also expected to have his ears to the ground and pick up important information and passed to the king, to assist him form policies and improve his rule. It was in the course of this duty that Mordecai discovered that some persons were plotting to overthrow the king. The plot was foiled, and the conspirators were arrested and punished but he was not rewarded by the king.
Meanwhile, Mordecai continued at his duty post as guard until Haman convinced the king to approve the execution of Mordecai and the Jews on a set date and went ahead to erect gallows where he planned to hang him. The same night, God remembered the faithfulness of Mordecai, and by divine twist of fate, the king commanded Haman to announce the promotion of Mordecai in the city because his information had saved the king’s life. But the king’s honour for Mordecai was only just beginning. Haman ended being hanged in his gallows and King Ahasuerus gave his office with all its symbols of power and authority to Mordecai.
God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love. He will always remember your faithful service and deliver you from every evil work. He will supply all your needs that you will not lack any good thing; He will not leave nor forsake you; your labour shall not be in vain. “Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded”. This promise is for faithful servants of God as no one gets paid for the work he did not do.
Thought For The Day: Faithfulness in service to God pays handsomely.
Bible Reading in a Year: Leviticus 16-18.
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.