Texts: Proverbs 4:7, Psalm 8:3-8, John 8:32
When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place— what are people that you should think about them, mere mortals that you should care for them?
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Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor. You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority— the flocks and the herds and all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and everything that swims the ocean currents. Psalm 8:3-8 (NLT)
One of the things that baffle the heavenly beings is God’s love for the mortals. It’s indeed hard to envisage the Sovereign and Almighty Being stooping so low to make from the dust an object that is frail yet capable of being a recipient of His love to be the governor of a system called the Earth.
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Not only was the affairs of the Earth committed to man’s care, but he (man) was also ranked next to the God-Head in the hierarchy and organigram of God. What a privilege!
Based on the principles and justice system of God, one would have thought that the fall of man which was a result of his disobedience to the instructions of God would have brought about an eternal separation between him and God; which was the case when Satan sinned- Isaiah 14:12-15, 2 Peter 2:4.
But God has in view His purpose for bringing mankind into existence had to interject His justice system with His Mercy and then ultimately made a way for the redemption of humanity- for man is useless and miserable without God.
Upon making a way for the restoration of mankind, He continues to draw men to Himself and bring them into the reality of the saving Grace by His Goodness (Romans 2:4).
This is so because the man in his fallen state cannot by himself desire God (1 Cor. 1:18) nor want to know God’s purpose for his life.
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Consequently, all that have been saved should understand that being Sons of God wasn’t by their efforts but it is a product of the drawing of God; for it is God that works in man both to will and to do of His good pleasure (John 6:44, Phil. 2:13).
More so, it is expedient to understand that God didn’t mass-produce human beings but took His time to specially design every individual and assign to each a unique part to be played and fulfilled in His (God’s) overall purpose.
Hence, one must not take the benefits and deposits of God upon his life for granted but must with a complete sense of urgency attend to the demands of God.
Despite the efforts of God in making humanity one with Him, many have lived and died without knowing not to talk of fulfilling the purposes of God for their lives.
A lot of dreams have been aborted, destinies truncated and lives wasted. This is because in bringing to pass the plans of God upon a life, the conscious and active participation of man is needed.
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Hence, the knowledge and understanding of the systems of God is a necessity. Some of the things that are required in knowing the purpose of God for one’s life and walking in the reality include:
Accepting Jesus as one’s Saviour and Lord
Acknowledging the presence of the Holy Ghost in one’s life
Commitment to the study of God’s Word, fasting and Prayers
Faith in God
Yielding (total submission and complete obedience) always to the biddings of the Holy Ghost
Worshipping and glorifying God daily.
All the above are to make one aligned and sensitive to God in order to be able to know, understand, and fulfill the specific divine mandates of God.
In conclusion, God puts men in positions of authority, gives them the power to get wealth, grants them the privilege to study in the university, and energizes them to be successful in life not to acquire material possessions but for Kingdom purposes.
God expects a man to take every platform he finds himself as an avenue to establish and extend the Kingdom of God. So, every man must always seek God to know why He has put him in certain positions and organizations because beyond the job is the Work (the Kingdom purpose God put him there to accomplish).
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John 4:34: Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
John 9:4-5: I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.