Topic: Stand For Him [Monday, February 20th]
Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ (2 Corinthians 8:23).
When God puts you in a particular place of work or business, His interest isn’t about your office, because that doesn’t count in His Kingdom. What matters isn’t whether you’re the Managing Director or Chief Executive Officer; it’s not about your rank or designation. What matters to God is how effective you are in using your office to promote His righteousness. He wants your passion for the Gospel, for which He sent His Son to die.
Everywhere you are, you ought to be busy for the Lord. If you stand for Him, He’ll stand for you. The Apostle Paul, in our opening verse, was commending the commitment of Titus and others who were with him on his missionary journeys. Paul was proud of their commitment to the Gospel. He said, “…they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.” What a testimony! They were the apostles of the churches, sent on missionary activities.
It makes no difference where you are, and what you do; see yourself as a sent one; a minister of the Gospel. Stand for the Lord. Preach the Gospel. Minister the Word to those in your world. The Bible says He’s made us “…able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life” (2 Corinthians 3:6). You’re an oracle of God! You’re His mouth-piece. Speak for Him! Do His work.
Arise, and shine for the Lord! Do big things for Him. Be bold. Be daring. Nothing should be terrifying or intimidating enough to keep you quiet. Preach the Gospel as though you’re the only one the Lord is relying on to do it. Be an activist for Jesus Christ, bearing His message of faith, hope, and love. Fuel your passion for the Gospel and keep preaching it with all fervour, for the end is near.
Lord, your Word is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. Your faithfulness continues through all generations, desiring men and women around the world to come to the knowledge of the truth. I stand firm in the faith, unashamed and undeterred to preach the Gospel and spread your righteousness around the world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: || 1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. ||
|| Matthew 10:32-33 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. ||
|| 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 [We are] troubled on every side, yet not distressed; [we are] perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Mark 4:21-41,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 16:1-12,