Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Timothy 4:7-8 (KJV); I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
God honours our faithfulness in the things He entrusts us with.
If you have been entrusted with a position in the ministry, are you faithfully serving in it? If you have been entrusted with a certain responsibility at your job, are you faithfully performing your tasks at that job? If you are a student, are you faithful with your studies, excelling in all you do?
Increase and promotions are not pursuits of a child of God. They are rewards from God for our faithfulness in what He has given us.
In Psalm 75:6-7, the Bible says, “For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.”
The crown of righteousness in our theme scripture is given to Paul because he faithfully ran his race and finished his course.
How do you expect to be given a promotion at your job if you’re constantly slacking at it? Why should God trust you with a bigger ministry if you can’t faithfully handle what has been given you?
It is in the nature of God to increase men who are faithful in what they are entrusted with.
Treat every position of responsibility as an opportunity for faithful stewardship.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 4:2, Matthew 24:45-47 (AMPC)
GOLDEN NUGGET: It is in the nature of God to increase men who are faithful in what they are entrusted with. Treat every position of responsibility as an opportunity for faithful stewardship.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this word. I thank You because I am diligent in my responsibilities and faithful with the things which You have put in my care. I thank You because I have the strength and the grace to do everything that I must do, to the glory of Your name, Amen.