ODM November 06, 2020
TOPIC FOR TODAY: THE SURRENDERED SALARY: PLAY YOUR PART
BASIC SCRIPTURES- DEUTERONOMY 28:1-14, EXODUS 15:26
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 – King James Version
2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.
3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.
4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
7 The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
8 The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
9 The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.
10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee.
11 And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
12 The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
13 And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
14 And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
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There was a young man who had some Challenges in his marriage. His wife kept complaining that he was not providing enough finances for her to run the family. As the woman kept giving this complaint, it got to a time that it became unbearable for him. After a while, he started thinking deeply about how to overcome that challenge. One thing was unknown to the wife: she did not know how much the man earned every month. The man then came up with a solution. He took his pay slip, showed it to his wife and then handed over his whole salary for that month to her. He thereafter told his wife, “This is all that I earn, take it, but give me from it what you think will be enough for my monthly upkeep.” The perplexed wife said, “I didn’t know your salary was this small. Now, I know that you been trying so much”. From that day, peace came to that home.
In every relationship, the different parties involved have different roles to play. In today’s scripture, God told the children of Israel that if they would obey Him, He would bless them above all nations. “And it shall come to pass, if thou wilt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments, which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth” (Deut. 28:1). He equally told them in Exodus 15:26 that if they obeyed His voice, He would not put upon them the diseases He had put on the Egyptians. When Elijah repaired the altar of God, put the wood in order, cut the bullock in pieces and poured the gallons of water on it, God did the rest and the fire fell (1 Kings 18). Elijah played his part and God in return played His own part. Apostle Paul played his part when he planted, Apollos did his when he watered; the rest (the giving of the increase), was done by God (1 Corinthians 3:6). Many men of God want their ministries to blossom, but the critical question is, “Are they ready to play their part?” You do not pick the power of God from the street; you must be ready to pay the price for the anointing. If you want peace in your home/marriage, church, neighbourhood or community, you must play your part of forgiveness/tolerance. When you pay your tithe and drop your offering in church, you are playing your part for God’s divine attention. As 2020 comes to an end, examine all your relationships! Determine to play your part again and again! God will do the rest, again and again! Amen and amen!
PRAYER POINTS: Take any song of praise as led.
- In your own words, pray about today’s word as led.
- Father, give me the grace to play my part both at home and in Your vineyard from this day!
- Lord, I rededicate ALL my relationships to You! I determine to play my part again! Heal the following relationships in my life (mention them).
ODM FOR TOMORROW =>Our Daily Manna 7th November 2020