MONDAY 8TH JULY 2019
WORD FOCUS: VOLUNTEERS, NOT CONSCRIPTS
TEXT: 2 Corinthians 5:14 “For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge,
that if one died for all, then were all dead:..:”
Paul writes, ‘Whatever we do, it is certainly not for our own profit, but because Christ’s love controls us now.’ God is looking for volunteers, not conscripts. Conscripts are motivated by law; volunteers are motivated by love.. One elderly man said to a recruitment officer, ‘I’d consider it my greatest privilege to die defending this country.’ Why do men and women do this? Duty? Yes, but something even greater devotion! Their hearts have been captured by a cause. No one should ever have to beg and pressure you to teach a Sunday school class, work with young people, give to the cause of Christ, visit the sick, lonely and needy, or serve others. You should be begging for the privilege! Paul said, ‘What things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ…for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ’ (Phil. 3:7-8).
Commitment to Christ is like signing your name on a blank cheque and saying, ‘Lord, You fill in the amount.’ You’re not doing God a favour by serving Him; He’s honouring you by allowing you to serve Him. Today, measure what you would do for the Lord-by what you actually do.
MEDITATION: Eph 1:4
MK 15:1-20; 1KGS 10; HOS 11:12-13:14
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