In His Presence Daily Devotional
Grace-Gift of wisdom for your finances - Pastor Emmanuel Ogbechie
Wisdom in the context of finance is the ability to make right financial decisions that can positively affect your finances.
It is knowing the right steps to take to achieve financial freedom.
The scripture declares that Christ is our wisdom. Christ Jesus is the word of God and as a result the word of God is our wisdom.
This infers that we are supposed to look into the word of God to learn the right wisdom response to financial difficulties.
Firstly, Our Lord Jesus taught against idleness.
Matthew 20:6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
Our Lord Jesus is asking the same question today to every idle person as He did in above scripture. Why stand ye here all the day idle?
Idleness never leads to financial blessings and you must never be idle regardless of what may be necessitating such.
The people in this account said to Jesus, 'We are idle because we have no Job and no one has hired us.' We are busy search for a Job.
For others, they are idle because they claim business is slow or they are waiting for capital to start a new business.
There is also a category of idle people who are idle simply by not sufficiently using their available time for financial advantage. They work, but hald of their time at work is being used to chat, and surf the internet, doing things that bring no financial advantage to them.
Whatever your reasons for idleness, the verdict of the master is that it is not acceptable.
You must get up and find ways of going into the market place to trade.
Instead of being idle why not take the time to learn a new skill or learn a new trade.
Instead of being idle you could improve even on your current qualifications by taking some side trainings.
Idleness is totally unacceptable to Jesus who is grace personified that He said to the people go ye also into the vineyard and whatsoever is right will be yours.
In otherwords Jesus was saying, get into the market by all means. Find something to sell if no one is willing to give you a Job.
Take up any available Job even if it is not in your line of trade so at least you can earn an income.
Are you idle today? Are you a business person who has alot of idle time?
The same thing Jesus said to the employment seekers he is saying to you too. Find avenues to utilise your ample time and do not waste time.
Time is the actual trade commodity in this life. While many are sleeping with their time others are visiting idly with their time, wise people are trading or creating a product which they can trade with their time.
Where do you fall in all these? Let the wisdom of God rise into your hearts today in Jesus name.
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Pastor Emmanuel Ogbechie
Diplomats' Assembly Church
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