DAY 13- COMMANDING THE MONTH OF JANUARY:TOPIC: GOD’S PRIORITIES
TOPIC: GOD’S PRIORITIES
“For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; but Me you do not have always.” Mark 14:7
All the Gospels narrated the account of the woman who broke the alabaster box and anointed Jesus with its precious content. There was general indignation at the woman’s gesture; but as the presentation of John’s suggests they were only echoing the sentiment of the leading antagonist who was Judas.
They wondered why the oil should not have been sold and the proceeds given to the poor. Our text contains the response of Jesus to the unwarranted accusation leveled against an innocent woman.
Two things are notable in Jesus’ words; that is, the importance of knowing priorities and discerning opportunities. As far as that moment was concerned, the priority was not the poor but that prophetic act carried out by the woman.
After all, they had in the past given to the poor. Remember that when Jesus told Judas to do quickly what he wanted to be done, they thought He had asked him to go and minister to the poor as they had always done.
This time it was the minister that should receive ministry. Secondly, the opportunity to minister to Jesus in person was not going to be there forever as He was winding down His activities.
On the other hand, the opportunity to reach out to the poor goes on until the end of the world. What is the moral of all this? It is not just what we do that leads to a significant difference, it is doing what constitutes the priority of the moment and seizing opportunities that may be rare to find again.
This year, find out what is the priority of the Spirit for your life; and ask the Lord to help you discern opportunities.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 KINGS 17:8-16
PRAYER: Lord, help me to know necessary sequence in Your priorities for my life.
Bible Reading Plan Genesis 18-19 Matthew 6
The Almighty God bless you always with miracles, fill your mouth with laughter, extend mercies to your family, give peace to your home, establish progress and productivity to your ventures in Jesus’ precious name.
Your life shall not be cut short; your job shall not be taken away from you and your promotion shall not be given to another in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
The enemy shall not get you, the wicked ones shall not invade your life and your future shall never be in jeopardy in Jesus’ name.
As the year goes to an end, may God push away every evil from your pathway and prepare you for the end of the year blessings, in Jesus’ mighty name, AMEN!
REMAIN BLESSED AND STAY LIFTED!!!