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WEDNESDAY, 29th November
REFUSE TO BE SELF-CENTERED
Luke 16 vs
27.¶”Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house; 28.’for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this of torment.’ ~|NKJV |
OUR focused text is a statement from the rich man who went to the place of torment according to Jesus’ parable in Luke 16. This rich man had spent all his life in riotous living. First, he wasn’t rich towards God. Again, He didn’t use his wealth to glorify God and His work. Also, he refused to help the poor with his wealth, but rather treated them with disdain. One bad attitude he was trying to change while been tormented was SELFISHNESS and SELF- CENTEREDNESS. You could see that he was now looking for a chance to impact his immediate family positively. He said “I have five brothers in my father’s house who are also living like I did; send a repentant message to them so they wouldn’t come to where I am”.
Though this is a good thought, he couldn’t benefit from it at that particular time. By then, it was too late for him to repent personally. However, he saw it wasn’t too late for his family (five brothers) if they could hear and believe the message of the gospel. Beloved, it was too late for the rich man but it may not be too late for you and your family. How many brothers and sisters or relatives or friends do you have who do not know Jesus? Send them this good news about Jesus, the Messiah who died for all so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
This is your greatest duty to your family not neglecting the others. Cherished one, if you truly love your family, you would tell them about Jesus, the Saviour of the world. Don’t just assume they know Christ. Make sure they know Him by allowing God to use you as a vessel. The place of torment is not prepared for you and your loved ones. It’s originally prepared for the devil and his cohorts. So you can refuse any invitation to join them. *After praying for the rapid spread of the gospel, get involved and preach it. Heaven is your home; it has no limited capacity so refuse to be self-centered about the gospel, spread it. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.
I am a minister of reconciliation to my world and family. I take advantage of current seasons and times to minister to them the gospel of the Lord Jesus. The gospel is having a free course and causing salvation to my family, friends and loved ones in Jesus Name. Amen !
Enjoy A Glorious Wednesday !