PREVAILING VOICE DAILY
Topic: GRACE FOR SERVICE….Part 16
Text: 2nd Corinthians 12:9 KJV
9 He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
In part fifteen, we discussed that God’s grace is sufficient for everyone to serve and to do exploits.
Our focus today is that God’s grace should never be taken for granted. As much as God releases grace for service upon a man, the grace is not meant to be despised or taken for granted. The grace is made available for services in his vineyard to glorify him and to expand his kingdom.
Taking God’s grace for granted or despising God’s grace is very dangerous and the end result may be grevious. One biblical example of a man who took God’s grace for granted was Eli. Eli was a great priest with special grace for priesthood in the land of Israel. God’s grace upon Eli was such that God promised him that his household would remain a priest forever in before God. But Eli took that grace for granted, he despised the grace by despising God’s warning to him concerning the wayward life of his children, he took the grace for granted ignoring the warning of God and taking the words of God with levity. Even when the little boy Samuel told Eli what God said he would do if his children failed to repent, Eli responded as recorded in 1 Sam 3:11-18
11 And the Lord said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle. 12 In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end. 13 For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not. 18 And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the Lord: let him do what seemeth him good.
Eli despised God’s warning, took for granted God’s grace upon him and God brought to pass his judgement upon the house of Eli, a judgement that ended the priesthood of the household and descendants of Eli, a judgement that ended the life of Eli and his two sons.
Beloved, God’s grace is sufficient for you, but be careful never to take God’s grace for granted or despise his words and instructions. God bless you.
* Father, let me not take your grace for granted in Jesus Name.
READING THROUGH THE BIBLE (RTB)
Genesis 23, 1 Corinthians 9.
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