TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I love you with an everlasting love. I have drawn you to Myself in lovingkindness. No good thing will I withhold from you this day. You are my child, chosen and set apart for My glory.
BETTER THAN RICHES?
What occupies my thoughts most of the day? What am I pursuing? What am I worrying about? How am I investing my time, talents, and energy? Of course, the book of Proverbs has something to say about what you and I need to be pursuing.
“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.” – Proverbs 22:1
Yes, the Bible says favor – a good reputation with God – is gained through investment. You are to go after favor the way you go after silver and gold. Nobody has ever gained gold and silver without actually looking for it and digging for it. Just like that, favor is something you look for. When you do, you find God is not some “thing.” God is a person.
There are things God likes and things He doesn’t like. Things He loves and things He hates. God is love, so He can never have hate. No, the opposite of love is not hate, the opposite of love is selfishness. Amen.
Finding God’s favor means investing in what He invests in. Loving what He loves and hating what He hates. If you’re going to be full of the love of God, you will hate racism and slavery. There are slaves everywhere today because the world is so selfish.
I know God knows me, but I want to be known of God – known in heaven as somebody who cooperates with the Holy Spirit and with heaven. That means living a selfless life and pursuing the advancement of His kingdom on earth more than pursuing riches for myself. It means giving my life away to help set the captives free.
You and I will always pursue what we feel is most valuable to us. Knowing God and being known of God is a life empowered by the Holy Spirit. Believing that God is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him, will help you see that a life of favor is better than any earthly riches.
FROM MY SERMON SERIES SERVOLUTION