ADD VALUE TO YOURSELF
MAIN TEXT – MATTHEW 25:21 – His Lord said unto him, welldone thou good and faithful servant…I will make thee ruler over many things enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.
Philippians 3:14 – I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
The oxford advanced dictionary defines value as worth or the quality of being useful or important. In Christendom, value does not only determine your worth but also your placement in the hierarchical kingdom of God. Yes, salvation is free. It is the gift of God, not of works – Ephesians 2:8-9, on the contrary, rewards for good character, winning of souls, for righteousness, for keeping the faith, for finishing the race and wearing the crown are earned by works – Matthew 16:27.
In the above text, the servant who added value to his talent was promoted to enter the joy of his master; Matthew 25:21.Brethren, the race of life requires commitment and faithfulness. The first group that followed Jesus Christ were multitude, Matthew 19:2. Thereafter, Jesus selected only seventy two from among them and sent them out for the work of the kingdom. Luke 10:1. By dint of commitment and character, Jesus chose twelve of them whom He called Apostles, Luke 6:13. Consequently, Jesus again chose three -PETER, JAMES AND JOHN.
Brethren, we have to persevere by adding value to yourself in order to win the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
YOU ARE GOD’S MASTERPIECE, LIVE UPTO EXPECTATION
PRAYER – Lord help me, let the Holy Spirit find full expression in my life.