THEME: GOD OUR PROVIDER
2 Corinthians 9:8-9
“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.”
-As Christians, having faith in Jesus Christ assures us of His grace and blessings that abound toward us in all sufficiency and in every good work. God has promised to supply all our need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). Since we are God’s stewards, He provides for our every need and calls us to give to the poor in our society. Those who give freely, their righteousness endures forever. Those who sow bountifully shall reap bountifully, and the reverse is true. The main scripture complements Matthew 6:33, which says that, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” By giving to the poor; we focus on enhancing the kingdom of God and thus we are judged as righteous. The parable of the rich man and Lazarus explains this analogy that, the rich man was cast to hell not because of his evil doing, but because he did not provide for Lazarus’ needs. The parable of the rich young ruler also explains that; when Jesus asked him to sell everything he had and give to the poor so that he may inherit eternal life, he was extremely sad for he was very rich (Mark 10:17-22). He thought he had the money but the money had him. In Mathew 25, Jesus will separate the sheep from the goat. The sheep are described as righteous for they provide food to those who are hungry, water to the thirsty, clothes to the naked, visit the sick and prisoners, thus granted access to eternal life. God has called us to freely scatter our gifts to the poor for our righteousness endures forever. God is our Provider and righteous Judge. He is Faithful and calls us to have faith in Jesus Christ, putting in works, for faith without work is dead.
God You are good and Your righteous endures forever. God You are our righteous and Your righteousness is everlasting. You have provided for our every need, Your love endures forever. Jesus You have called to be faithful to You, increase our faith in You. Grant us the grace to serve You better as You have called each one of us. Grant us the grace to minister unto the hopeless, homeless and lost in the society, for Your love endures forever. Grant us the grace to freely scatter our gifts to the poor, for our righteousness endures forever. Fill our hearts with generosity that we may always be willing to share the resources You have entrusted unto us; for the glory of Your name. May our alms and prayers come as a memorial of You Lord that You may bless us and increase us in all sufficiency and every good work. Grant us the grace to keep doing the work You have called us to do and share Your love to those who need us most. You have made us righteous Jesus by Your sacrifice on the cross, sanctify us with Your precious blood we humbly ask You. Thank You for Your gift of salvation upon us and our entire generations, may Your salvation reach all those who do not know You Jesus Christ. Grant us the wisdom to put in faith and works Jesus as You have called us. Bless the work of our hands Jehovah Jireh and increase our capacity to receive from You. Thank You Jesus for Your mercy and grace upon our lives. Many are the afflictions of the righteous but You deliver them for it all. Deliver us from all evil and fight for us with Your powerful right hand. Send Your angels to be a blessing to us, our families, the street families and our entire nation, and surround us Holy Spirit with Your hedge of fire, we humbly ask You. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
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