Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Thursday, February 25th, 2021.
Topic: DON’T BE A MISERABLE BELIEVER
Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:19
📖19….”If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.”
🔥Contrary to the initial expectations of new believers, Christianity is exposure to dangers, sufferings, pains, perils, travails, etc. But we go through them, and not live in them because of a future hope and felicity. But if you live in them and so abuse God for your misery, you are of all humans most miserable. So, we who are exposed to such variety of dangers and sufferings for Christ’s sake, are of all men most miserable and pitiful, if we look for nothing beyond the grave. Those that look not beyond the grave for their final Christian remuneration, ask in futility because they want to consume their answers upon their lusts, according to James 4:3. Since their belly is their God according to Philippians 3:19.
🔥🔥This makes Christian prosperity, riches and wealth, to be what is acquired and used to serve God and win more souls to God’s Kingdom. As Barnabas and Dorcas did in Acts 4:34-37 and Acts 9:36-39 respectively. But if your wealth is to feed your pride (Luke 12:16-21), and make you to lord it over other believers, you are of all believers most miserable. So, according to Hebrews 11:1, since our faith is a substance of things hoped for, and an evidence of things not seen; and since we have a divine evidence of those unseen things, we have a hope full of immortality, a taste of the powers of the world to come, and we have also, our mind’s eye on the crown that fades not away.
🔥🔥🔥So, in the face of all our trials in this present world, we are happier than all men. Beloved BoLD readers, look beyond the gains of this present world, such as cars, houses, jets, titles, etc; if they don’t add a soul to the Kingdom of God, and they cause others to think God loves the owners of such more, such things become the loved money which roots all evils in 1 Tim 6:10, and makes men most miserable creatures. Flee from such.
🙏Precious Father, deliver me from the greed that can make me to work for my belly as my God, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏My Father, my Father, since to be a miserable man is to think that man’s life ends in the grave, teach me to always be heavenly conscious, and to look beyond the grave with my faith, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Heavenly Father, whatever lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and pride of life that will lead me away from your salvation, protect me from them all, in Jesus’ name.
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