DCLM Daily Manna 10 October 2021 โ€” Fear God, Honour All Men

TOPIC: Fear God, Honour All Men (DCLM Daily Manna 10 October 2021)

๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ TEXT: TITUS 2:9-15 ๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ

9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ“– KEY VERSE: “Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again” (TITUS 2:9).

The Christian life is not expressed only during church services, but must be displayed wherever we are and in whatever venture we are engaged in. The life of the believer should stand out as a beacon of good and exemplary conduct, either as an employer or employee, as part of his service to God.

The early church had a good mix of masters and servants. At various times, Apostle Paul explained that God was interested in the way each conducted himself or herself. In the text, Paul urged Titus to admonish employees to obey laid down rules by their employers, to show respect to their bosses, not to be unruly or corrupt, but to show fidelity at work and present themselves as those that “adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.”

Their lives must show that they have been transformed by the peace of God. They must, therefore, shun every ungodly conduct, worldly lust and live righteously “in this present world”. Above all, they must be purged from sin and remain purified as they look for “that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus”.

Though people can disappoint and even betray the trust placed in them because they are unregenerate, Christian employees should stand out and always be at their best at work. Our dedication, hard work and trustworthiness must not be questioned; nor should we engage in eye service, but work faithfully even when our employers are not watching, or when we believe we are not being treated fairly. This is the will of God for us, because ultimately, God is the Rewarder of every good and faithful service.

โœ๐Ÿฝ THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Advertise God in your conduct.

๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: ISAIAH 18-21 ๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ

MEDITATION

HOW TO GLORIFY GOD

1. In our place of work
a. Obedience to the superiors, of course in scriptural things, v9.
b. Obedience to the rules of the organisation, v9.
c. Cooperation without contradicting the authorities of the organisation, v9.
d. Loyalty to the organisation without stealing or shady transactions, v10.
Result Our coworkers will like and appreciate the ways of Christ even though at times it may not be comfortable to them, v10

2. In our relationship with God
a. Always resist and say NO to all ungodliness, and don’t conform to worldly lusts, desires, affections, practices, motives and mindsets, v12. The influence of the world is always strong and difficult to resist by the unsanctified.
b. Let soberness, righteousness and godliness characterise your lifestyle, v12.
c. Always walk in the consciousness of Christ’s imminent return, v13.

3. Our resources as Christians
a. Yhe Salvation experience, v11. Salvation makes it possible and easy to live in a way that will please and glorify God, v11.
b. The grace of God, v11. We must seek God, by prayer and faith, for the grace to do His will, v11.
c. Faith in the ability of God to do all things.

Question
Are you living to the glory of God or the world and Satan?

PRAYER POINTS

1. Confess and ask God to forgive you where you have not been glorifying God๐Ÿ™
2. Ask for abundant grace to live the life that cannot be faulted in your home church and organization๐Ÿ™
3. Pray that God will cleanse your heart from all the love for worldly practices and desires๐Ÿ™
4. Ask God that worldliness of any form will not be able to enter His church๐Ÿ™

HYMN

LET OTHERS SEE JESUS IN YOU

1. While passing through this world of sin,
And others your life shall view,
Be clean and pure without, within,
Let others see Jesus in you.

Chorus:
Let others see Jesus in you,
Let others see Jesus in you;
Keep telling the story, be faithful and true,
Let others see Jesus in you.

2. Your life’s a book before their eyes,
They’re reading it through and through;
Say, does it point them to the skies,
Do others see Jesus in you?
Chorus

3. What joy ’twill be at set of sun,
In mansions beyond the blue,
To find some souls that you have won;
Let others see Jesus in you
.Chorus

4. Then live for Christ both day and night,
Be faithful, be brave, and true,
And lead the lost to life and light;
Let others see Jesus in you.
Chorus

DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

GOSPEL REALM: STEPS TO SALVATION
1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)