MEMORY VERSE: Hebrews 13:5 “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He, Himself has said, “I will never leave nor forsake you.”
HYMN: MHB 422(Irregular) – BLESSED assurance, Jesus is mine.
Today’s devotional talk is about divine assurance. It is good to know and hear that God Himself is our Pillar of support, the very help in time of trouble; we are not forsaken (Psalm 27:1).
This passage enjoins us to show love and care to different categories of people with the assurance that God will never forsake us nor allow us to be in want if we do good to others.
The first category of people to take care of are those in the household of faith. It is a general affection toward all believers irrespective of the church. Our love for brethren should not be limited to our own church denomination. We are called to show love to all, even to our enemy (Matt. 5:44).
The third category are the prisoners. Have you for once contributed to the welfare of prisoners? These are people we write off and dissociate ourselves from. The Bible challenges us this morning to show them, love.
The last category here are our Ministers. Their welfare should be our concern. We must see them as worthy of our support. The Bible says they are “Those who rule over us, who have spoken the Word of God to us”. We should care for them and support them. This passage also challenges our ministers to live worthy of emulation and of their calling since we are enjoined to consider their conduct. So, both the minister and the lay people have responsibilities to carry out. But God’s assurance is with us that as long as we do His will, we will never run out of supply.
Finally, there is a call to holy living in verses 4 and 5. The Word of God emphasizes that marriage should be honourable. Let us hold our marriages in honour. Let us cherish each other and avoid a life of unrighteousness. Don’t defraud one another and do not tell lies. A lie is a lie whether it is white, yellow or black! God abhors lies and adultery. Infidelity should be alien to Christians. We are not supposed to be greedy and look for other people’s money and property. When we follow and obey God, trusting Him for our provision, He will supply our needs (Phil 4:19).
PRAYER: God Almighty, thank You for the divine assurance that You are always with me. Grant me the faith to see You in my daily walk with You, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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