Titus was praised for having excellent Spirit and consistent heart towards God.
Paul praised him and said,
“But thanks be to God, who put into the heart of Titus the same earnest care I have for you. For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest he is going to you of his own accord” (2 Corinthians 8:16-17 ESVUK).
Lesson on Consistent Services to God
God honors people that serve him with consistent mind. Jehovah will reward them with honor.
He will charge his angels to watch over them, so that they would not dash their feet against stone (Psalm 91:11).
The rewards of people who faithfully serve God are plenty.
God’s grace, goodness, and prosperity will be pronounced in every aspect of their lives. They shall always have upper hands over their enemies.
Prayer to be Consistent in God’s Services
Dear God, I ask you to please give me a heart that is sold out for your faithful services.
Help me to dedicate my life into serving you with a consistent mind, so that I can qualify to receive your reward of blessings on earth and in heaven.
Please do these things and many more for me. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.
God delivered the nation of Judah from the enemy nations that outnumbered them. The king of Judah (King Jehoshaphat) cried to the Lord for help, and he remarkably saved him and his people in an unprecedented manner.
The king prayed to God as the scripture reported,
“Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” (2 Chronicles 20:12 NIV).
Since King Jehoshaphat prayed, God responded with a promise of protection. Therefore as a step of faith, the king organized a special worship session to God. Something remarkable happened afterward.
The Scripture reported,
“Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.
For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them.
And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another” (2 Chronicles 20:22-23 NKJV).
Lessonon Helping Hands during Distress
Jehovah – the Lord God – will fight for his people, and he will not allow their enemies to rejoice over them.
Anyone who fights God’s children will incur God’s wrath.
The Creator will go any extent to defend his own people, and he will punish their adversaries.
The Creator has honor; he has promised protection for his people, and he will fulfill it.
He will do whatever it takes to achieve his goal of protection on his children.
Hence, anyone who aims at attacking God’s children should think twice, because he (or she) will pay for his actions.
The consequences of evildoers’ actions would be too much to bear!
Prayer of Affirmation during Distress
Dear God, what a privilege I have to be your child! I am your choice child and I am the apple of your eyes. I believe that you will go any extra mile to defend your glory in my life.
You will rescue me from evildoers and give me upper hands over them.
With my very eyes I will see my expectations on the adversaries!
All what I ask now is grace to remain your true child!
Please keep my feet steadfast in your presence, and let me remain fit to inherit your kingdom.
Anyone who is a born-again Christian has become transformed from being a sinful person to a person of holiness. Such person is expected to abide by God’s standard of holiness.
The scripture stated,
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV).
Lesson on How to Live New Life in Jesus Christ
Christianity involves spiritual transformation of souls from sinfulness to holiness. Therefore, a person who becomes a child of God must be ruled by the Spirit of God.
He (or she) ought not operate in sin anymore. Since his acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, he must disengage himself from old ways of life.
He must start to demonstrate godly lifestyle. As a born again Christian, he must allow God’s Holy Spirit to comfort, instruct, and direct him so that he can remain qualified to receive God’s blessings on earth and in heaven.
In addition, people who are possessed with the Spirit of God are recognized to be adopted sons and daughters of God.
Meanwhile, people who refuse Jesus’ account of resurrection, and those who fail to confess Christ as their Lord and Savior will not have portions with God in heaven.
Their portions will be with devil in hell fire (Matthew 25:41). Therefore, everyone who aspires to go to heaven must confess Jesus Christ as his/her Lord and Savior.
Prayer of Confession in Jesus Christ
Dear God I want to go to heaven, therefore I am determined to become a born-again Christian. I confess your Son Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior.
I believe he died for my sins and resurrected. I also believe that I can only receive forgiveness of sins through him. Therefore, I confess my sins and repent from them.
I declare my total life for Jesus Christ as from today. I will serve him today, and throughout the days of my life. Amen.