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Thursday, 15 March 2018 11:57

TODAY’S MANNA

BY Berlie G. Yap

“The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. A slack hand causes poverty, but the HAND OF THE DILIGENT makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.” (Pro. 10:3-5, ESV)

God is always attracted to the hands of any industrious person. He even gave a sure promise of prosperity and success to such person. Well, what are usually the limited choices of the lazy? I think foremost to them are: to continue to sleep or probably to steal or even rob! Why maybe? The answer is pretty simple, laziness breeds more wrong actions.

Thus, God hates laziness! Do you know that God works? In the first book of the Bible, Moses—the writer of Genesis, scribbled that God planted a garden in Eden. On the dawn of creation, the almighty worked in 6 full days! He only rested on the seventh day. Lazy folks should learn from the example of our God Himself.

Again, if you want success and good life ahead, know how to callous your palms. Prove to yourself that you have what it takes to build your future. Between laziness and industry, one’s future is always the thing which is fully at stake—it ain’t others’ future but his personal future. If you have wealthy parents, their money is not your guarantee to be lazy in life. But instead, you have the weightier burden to maintain your parents’ legacy.

I believe to the saying that the fruit of your own labor is the only asset which has the sole assurance to stay and shall give you the pleasure of the harvest, which you have invested for some time earlier. Now, with regards to the fortune of your parents: yours shall be the constant obligation, if not to expand at least, to maintain the fruits of the labor of your earlier generation.

Remember, we came into this world naked. It is right also to say that one day, when our individual time comes, we shall leave the earth empty handed as well! Earthly possessions are divine blessings from the almighty which He wanted us to enjoy, so that we can serve Him better. They are not meant to draw us away from God! It is sad though that there are folks who love more the things of this world than God.

Greed is evil! St. Paul said, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” (1 Tim. 6:10, ESV) To have money is not evil at all—it is when we LOVE it. We ought to love God, not money. On the other hand, we should USE money and not God!

Life here on earth is a simple math, so to speak. “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Mic. 6:8, KJV) God’s laws—the law of grace, are doable! Our Father in heaven is only asking us a simple obedience to His words. If we walk in a life of obedience, we shall live under His protection and in His full blessings.

By all means folks, do not steal! If we have to eat camote or banana in our main meals, let’s compel ourselves; but never go to the extent by stealing, just to get what you want. Such is lust or covetousness. Every wrong a man may do has corresponding consequences. At times, such consequences may not just affect personally the actor but shall include as well his loved-ones.

For example: if a mother may steal, her own children shall surely be affected along! Thus, we ought to be circumspect in all of our acts. Do not hurt others. Endeavor all of your daily businesses fairly, and God in heaven shall bless you. Folks! In every action we do, God is always our silent witness. Yes, nobody may have seen your actions, but God has better eyes to see every single act we do.

The almighty is a good Father, whose sole desire is to give us the best. “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” (Matt. 7:11, ESV) Work silently and perform your labors faithfully, because God shall give you the necessary fruits of your sacrifices in due time. Wait as well for that said perfect timing! God bless you.