SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER, 2017 READ – DAY: Titus 1-3; Night: Isaiah 54-56
THEME: BREAK THE FALLOW GROUND
TEXT: LUKE 12:42-48
HYMN: EMHB 590 – Forth in the Name O Lord I go.
One of the most rewarding activities of a child of God is service. Jesus admonishes His followers that he who wants to be the greatest must become least or be the servant of all. He gave the parable of the unfaithful servant in our text today as an example when at the last super He washed His disciples’ feet.
The text before us is all about two kinds of service-faithfulness and unfaithfulness. It is a story of a servant into whose hand the master committed the other servants for caring. He was told to feed them while his master was away so that on his return his master would commend and bless him but if found lavishing at the expense of the other servants he would be punished for his reckless act.
Brethren, every believer is born to serve. So if anyone fails to do his or her duty it then means that such person’s service is lying fallow, that is, unused. It is therefore time to break up the follow ground. (Hosea 10:12). The time of inactivity or redundancy is over. Let us start doing what the Lord wants us to do (i) Sow to yourselves in righteousness. (ii) Reap in mercy and (iii) breakup your fallow ground. Time is no more on our side; we must act fast to fulfil God’s mandate.
MEMORY VERSE: Jeremiah 4:3 “This is what the Lord says to the people of Judah and Jerusalem; “Your field has not been ploughed. Plough those fields! Don’t plant seeds among the thorns”.
PRAYER: Dear Father in heaven, I ask for forgiveness in failing to plough my portion of Your field. Merciful Father, open my Spiritual eyes to those areas where You want me to work in Jesus’ name. Amen.