CONDITIONS FOR GREATNESS

06
Jul

CONDITIONS FOR GREATNESS

Daniel 3:15-18 (18) – But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. (KJV)

Everyone wants to excel and have a good life. But there are conditions to be met to attain greatness. One of the conditions is that God must be the foremost priority in your life. In today’s Bible reading, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego made God their backbone and never denied Him, even when others did. What happened after was that God showed up for these three Hebrews and they were promoted.

The second and third conditions are that you must have the fear of the Lord and be diligent. In Genesis 39:5-23, Joseph’s refusal to sleep with his master’s wife was the defining moment of his destiny. The boy declined Mrs Potiphar’s offer only because he had the fear of God and not the fear of man. For this reason, Joseph enjoyed divine wisdom because “the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10). Therefore, Joseph used the wisdom diligently to rescue Egypt from the food crisis.

Beloved, if you are to fulfil God’s purpose for your existence, you should be ready to emulate Joseph and the Hebrew men. For example, in your home, be faithful and patient. In business or career, be honest, hardworking, and invest more. Dear student, intense study and research will get you the top grades. If you seek spiritual growth, holiness, Bible study, and vibrant prayer life are important. Above all, ask the Holy Spirit to guide and guard you on the path to accomplishing what God wants you to be.

PRAYER

Hymn: More About Jesus – Eliza E. Hewitt (1887)

1. Holy Spirit, please give me the grace to be righteous, the strength to be disciplined, and the ability to pay the price for glory!

(MIDNIGHT PRAYER)

1. Alone with God — cry out to Him!

KEEP GOING. IT WILL BE WORTH IT

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