Honour

Scripture:

Romans: 13:1, 2. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

The series on healing will continue tomorrow, however i feel led to address this today. God expects us to serve him in spirit and in truth because we’re his workmanship. There are enormous benefits in serving God because he has not called us to seek him in vain. Our covenant fathers in the faith served God and they were blessed beyond measure. Nevertheless, we mustn’t go to God with the mentality of serving for blessing, we must serve God because of who he is and what he has called us to do.

Serving God will entail serving under leaders in varying capacities- God expects us to have certain attitudinal dispositions in this regard. The most important quality i believe we must cultivate is honour. It will never be a cliche that God resists the proud but gives more grace to the humble (James 4:6). Our leaders are not perfect people hence, they will make mistakes but God expects us to honor them because we are not perfect ourselves. We’re not told to honor them because of who they are but for the work of the ministry.

Moses wasn’t a perfect man but God got angry with Aaron and Miriam when they gossiped about Moses (Numbers 12:1-10). God didn’t consider the rightness or wrongness of the gist, he addressed authority and Grace.

Let’s honor those God has placed over us for the oil always flows down- God has placed the grace we need on our leaders, honor is the tool that draws it. There were more than 50 Prophets in the school of the Prophets headed by Elijah, however it was only Elisha that honoured Elijah culminating in the double portion anointing on his life (2Kings 2:9-15)

Good Morning

Kunle  Olabode