YOU ARE READING TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL WITH REV. KEN ESEKHAIGBE
TODAY FRIDAY APRIL 21ST 2017
TOPIC: DO IT ALL BY FAITH
“….And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:” Genesis 4:4b
Our opening scripture is an excerpt from the bible story of two brothers who both offered their offerings to God and one was accepted, the other wasn’t. Looking at this scripture singly you may not get the full picture of what transpired.
It says God had respect for Abel and his offering and not for Cain, but we know from the scriptures that God is not a respecter of persons. It then means it wasn’t the person of Abel God respected, it was his faith. The Spirit of God revealed this in the book of Hebrews 11:4 “By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.” The bible says God Himself testified of Abel’s offering. How wonderful. God was however not partial, He respects and responds to faith. Faith is what pleases Him and without faith it is simply impossible to please Him no matter what we may seem to be doing.
Faith doesn’t apply only when we want to receive from God, our service, our giving, all we do in His name has to be done by faith. God doesn’t respect the individual who seems to be doing it better in the sight of men; He respects the man who does it in faith. Faith is from the heart and responding, working, acting or doing our service by faith simply means doing it the way God says it should be done, acting and responding to what God has said, the way He said it.
Every service you render to God should be rendered with the spirit and attitude of faith because this is what makes it have value before the Lord. Have a great day.
FURTHER STUDY: ROMANS 14:23. HEBREWS 11
CONFESSION: Thank you everlasting God and father for your word that strengthens my faith continually. I render all my service and do all I do in your name through faith, doing it all in response to nothing else but your word. Amen.
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