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DCLM Daily Manna – Reward For Faithfulness

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Topic: Reward For Faithfulness [Tuesday May 1, 2018]

Text: Mark 10:28-38 (KJV)

Key Verse: “Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee” (Mark 10:28).

MESSAGE:

Reward is always expected for any labour done. Workers engaged by any organisation are expected to earn wages monthly or weekly as the case may be. The kingdom of God is no exception.

In our text, Peter asked the Lord what would be the benefits of those who had forsaken all to follow Him. In response, the Lord said, such people who left all to follow Him will receive a hundred fold here and hereafter. And as their journey to Jerusalem continued, He told them what would happen to Him. It made His disciples sorrowful, wondering how all these things would affect them. In the midst of it all came James and John requesting for a special positions in the coming Kingdom.

As we look at the world today and efforts being made in many areas of life, no doubt, many have excelled in science, sports, academics and so on. These great strides have lifted mankind from base status to modernity and turned the world into a global village. However, it is worthy of note that these achievements, rewards, fame and accolades will all end on earth.

The services rendered to God by His children are “profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come” (1 Timothy 4:8). As we heed the call not to labour for the meat which perishes, but for that which endures unto eternal life, we need to examine the content of our daily labours. Our secular works are good and profitable to us on earth but must not constitute hindrance towards the work of the Kingdom. Like the house of Stephanas that addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints, every believer should strive to do something significant for Christ and His kingdom. God will reward our labour of love.

Thought For The Day: God rewards faithful service.

Bible Reading in one Year: 2 Samuel 5:10; 1 Chronicles 11-12

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.

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