Monday 4th November, 2019
Theme: Hear And Be Profitable
Passage: Mark 4:21 – 33
God gives us five senses. Each of these senses performs its function for us to bring glory to God and make our life resourceful. In this morning’s passage, Jesus focuses on the ear, which is the sense of hearing. He says, “If anyone has ear to hear let him hear” (Mk 4: 23). It is common seeing a lot of people troupe to crusades, revivals and conventions. We may ask, what is the percentage of those who hear the Word of God to profit their lives? If greater percentage that attend these religious programmes for the purpose of improving their conduct with the word of God, social ills like prostitution, human trafficking, examination malpractices, rigging of election, moral and financial corruption will not be rampant as we have it now in our country.
This parable stresses the need to hear the Word of God and apply it to make positive impact in our lives. As we prepare to go out today and other days, let us cultivate the habit of hearing the Word of God to profit our Christian life. To hear the Word and make it profitable indicates that we allow the Word to mix with faith in us to the extent of mending the broken parts in us and correcting our wrong attitudes. We need to have the courage to accept the truth and allow the truth to set us free. We need to allow the Word we hear to penetrate the dark areas of our life and let the light of Christ shine there. These are the ways by which the Word of God we hear can be profitable to us.
MEMORY VERSE: Mark 4:24 “Then He said to them Take heed what you hear, with the measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given.”
HYMN: MHB 308 – LORD thy word Abideth
PRAYER: Lord God, let Thy Word I hear daily grow in me to bear the fruit of the Spirit for I ask in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
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