The Daily Nugget
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
3John 1:5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
Are you a faithful person? Our verse is the writings of John as he is in his elder years. He is a man that has witnessed the amazing works of the Lord Jesus. He has witnessed the mind boggling miracles and even was an eye witness to the crucifixion. John was probably the most faithful of all twelve disciples. He was tempted with the same sin as the rest and was treated with the same persecution as the rest, yet he remained faithful. Here in our verse he is commending Gaius for his faithfulness as well. If there has ever been a man that had the right commend another man on his faithfulness, it was John. If Gaius had of been unfaithful, John still had the right to rebuke him for it. Why…Because John had proven himself consistent in faithfulness. Many times we are quick to verbally condemn someone else for their unfaithfulness when we our self are more guilty at unfaithfulness than they are. We sometimes make the mistake of thinking that the only type unfaithfulness or faithfulness is in church attendance. This is far from the truth! Our entire life works is included in our faithfulness. Not only should we be faithful in our secular life, but also in our spiritual life. Today, let’s take a look at our faithfulness on the job. Are you faithful? Our secular life is probably where the Lord uses our witness the most. Someone is watching and listening at all times. We have a Christian reputation to maintain. We are somewhat forced to be faithful in attendance because we know that we will be fired if we don’t show up for work. But are we faithful in our actions after we get there? Do we give our boss an honest days work? Or are we just a deadbeat? We agreed to work this job and to be faithful to it…so we should do just that! We should strive to fulfill our duties without murmurings. I do realize that is very hard at times. I think where we fail the most in our relationship with the one that’s over us is that we fail to Pray. Oh me! We fail to ask the Lord to intervene. We are quick to condemn but slow to pray about the situation. It is amazing what God will do if we only ask. I have noticed in my own life that if I am unfaithful in my praying about the situation then strife will take the place of my prayer. Are you faithful? My friend, let’s pray for the Lord to give us unction to be faithful. Amen.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
These two verses are precious in the heart of the believer. They remind us that we are secure in the hand of God. Notice how Paul starts off our verses; “I am persuaded”. This word “persuaded” is a very, very powerful word to the child of God. It means to be assured and convinced to the point of trust. We know that He saved us yet we must be persuaded on a regular basis. We must be reassured. You see, it is a bride thing. A man must reassure his wife that he still loves her and that she is his everything on a daily basis. God made women with a need and that need is to be reassured again and again that they are safe and secure in the eyes and arms of their husband. Any woman that refuses to seek this assurance is living in rebellion. I’ve heard some women say that they don’t need reassuring. These are those who are living in denial. You see, God made the women to need reassuring. Why did He do such a thing. Because the wife of a marriage is the physical example of the bride of Christ! We, as the bride of Christ, need this same assurance that we are secure in the eyes of the Father and in the arms of the bride-groom Jesus Christ. When a man and a woman come together in marriage they become one. Gen. 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. There is a connection that bonds the two and that is love. This connection is unbreakable if it is a God connection. You see, the scripture teaches us that God is love. He is the connection. That is why a saved person should not marry a lost person. There is not a connection there. It will be a miserable marriage because the connection is not connected. My friend, as the bride of Christ, we are connected to God with love. He expresses His love through the power of the Holy Ghost. This living Holy Ghost is the lively, connected reassurance of the believer. Through our connection we are persuaded! We are persuaded that we are secure in His arms! Hallelujah!!! It is good to be a Spiritually persuaded child of God. Amen.