Proverbs 27:17 – As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
We are here to sharpen men and help one another in all the ways we can. We need to be helpful to each other. Let us not be selfish. The Church has to arise; we need to be concerned about each other. If you are concerned about others, you will be blessed in return. Today we see lot of corruption and failure in sports, education, politics and economy because people are selfish.
We should be concerned about each other. We should be concerned about the jobless, the sick, and we should be concerned about the people living in sin. We should be concerned about people who are going through depression and mourning. We should be able to think “Your problem is my problem”. Paul gave up his political career and started out for the Lord Jesus. Let us give up our self and live for the Lord.
1 Kings 19:21 – So Elisha turned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen and slaughtered them and boiled their flesh, using the oxen’s equipment, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah, and became his servant.
Here we read Elisha preparing himself for a greater purpose of what he wanted to do for God. If you are ready to give up and follow the Lord, He is going to bless you. Elisha followed Elijah giving up everything, without even knowing what he is going to do. If you have found grace, then allow others to enjoy the same grace.
Wake up children of God, the society needs you.
1 Timothy 1:2 – To Timothy, a true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
What have we done to improve the society and the world? There is so much to reach out, so much to build up and so much to do. Let us rise up as sons and daughter of faith.
Exodus 18:18 – Both you and these people who are with you will surely wear yourselves out. For this thing is too much for you; you are not able to perform it by yourself.
We read that the leader of Israel ‘Moses’ was listening to his father-in-law and taking advice. Today in our homes, we find so many differences and misunderstanding within our family and with our in-laws etc. Let us sit and settle the issues in our families and forgive each other. Let us forgive our neighbors and all whom we have to forgive. Let us show concern and care for our family, our Church and the people around us.
Why did Jesus choose 12 disciples?
He wanted His disciples to continue what He was doing on the earth. We are here to continue to do what Jesus was doing on this earth. That is why He said, “You will do greater things than what I do”. Understand the vision of your pastor.
Let us have a heart to care. Let us forgive and ask forgiveness, if we have hurt any one. We should look around and help someone in the society, in the Church and even in our own family.
We have greater purpose; DO NOT be self centered.
The Lord is coming very soon. Amen.
–Pastor Suresh Abraham