Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading Sunday January 1, 2022

Theme: THANKSGIVING

Text: “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” – Hebrews 6:10.

Comment: Some people think that good works do not pay and that evil doers are the eons who succeed in this world. The story of how King Ahasuerus showed appreciation for the good deed of Mordecai though some time had lapsed serves to disprove that impression. After Haman, the second in command to the king had made him to issue a decree for the killing of the Jews and the seizure of their property, God Almighty Who works in advance to safeguard the interests of His people, made the king to remember the good done for him by a Jew in his palace called Mordecai.  Nothing was done for Mordecai for this brave deed, and he did not worry because his motive was to safeguard the interest of the king, not for office or material benefits. Consequently, the king ordered Mordecai’s enemy, Haman to put him in the king’s chariot and dress him in a royal rob, while a herald would be proclaiming that so it would be done to him the king decides to honour. – Esther 2:20-23; 6:1-13.

From the story we learn not only the importance of faithful service to God but also of how God rewards His people in ways they least expect. Please see Matthew 7:9-11.

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