Theme: BUILDING ON THE FOUNDATION
Text: “Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.” – Hosea 10:12.
Comment: It is unfortunate that some who claim to be Christians are proud and self-willed. Such have not realized God’s unchanging rule – that when one is favoured by God to serve Him, he should show appreciation by way of faithful service, and that anyone who abuses the privilege will have such favour withdrawn from him and given to another. (Romans 13:11-14; Galatians 5:19-21). Anyone who responds to the call with a selfish desire of coming into a position of honour, ease, and power is certain to falter along the way, and may fail if he does not have a change of attitude. The only proper motive for serving God is the determination to do so as a duty and in response to JEHOVAH’S goodness to His creatures. It is then left for God to do whatsoever He sees fit to such one by way of reward. The Bible says it is God Almighty, “Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; …For there is no respect of persons with God.” – Romans 2:6-11.