THE TEMPTATION OF SERVING GOD WITHOUT A COST
SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE
TOPIC: THE TEMPTATION OF SERVING GOD WITHOUT A COST
SCRIPTURE: And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve the Lord; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your little ones also go with you. Exodus 10:24.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: satan always poses before the children of God temptations that hinder their effective service to God.
It has been confirmed that satan always poses before the children of God temptations that hinder their effective service to God. From our anchor Scripture, we understand that Pharaoh told Moses that the Israelites could go and serve God but their flocks and herds should be left behind.
So, one temptation that hinders effective service is the temptation to serve God without a cost. It is the temptation to serve God without your resources.
In Exodus 10:24, Pharaoh seemed to have told Moses: “Go and serve the Lord. But only let your properties, flocks, businesses, resources, and herds stay behind. Your children can follow you but your properties and flock must not follow you”.
Pharaoh did not want the children of Israel to leave Egypt with their resources or money because he knew that where their money was, there would their hearts also be. So, he wanted to keep the hearts of the Israelites back in Egypt even though he permitted them to go as far as they wanted to go (Matthew 6:21).
Beloved, this is one major temptation that many people have not been able to overcome. Many people can do almost everything – fasting for many days; praying for hours running; speaking in tongues consistently; abstaining from iniquity, etc. but they can’t give even as little as one naira to God. They would not allow their service to God affect their resources. They would not inconvenience themselves financially in any way for God.
Whenever there is a call for giving money for the cause of God in church, it does not concern them. These are people who would tell you, “Business is business. Church is church. Let your business face itself and let you and God face yourselves.”
Beloved, my counsel is, do not allow anything and anyone hinder you from serving God sacrificially.
Remember this: satan always poses before the children of God temptations that hinder their effective service to God.
1. Go through today’s message again.
2. Refuse to serve God conveniently. Make up your mind to give all it takes to serve God.
PRAYER: Lord, I refuse to serve You conveniently. I receive the grace to serve You sacrificially, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: TEMPTATIONS THAT HINDER EFFECTIVE SERVICE
QUOTE: Sacrifice is a key to the overflow. The moment Solomon offered great sacrifices, God said, “What do you want?” Culled from “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Ezekiel 37-39
REFLECTION: Has your service to God cost you anything? Is your worship and service of God costing you anything? Whatever has no cost holds little or no value.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Grace to go far with God be released for you in Jesus’ Name.