Message by Bishop C Holla
THE GRACE OF PRUDENCE
1 Samuel 16:18, 1 Samuel 17:17-20
What is the grace of prudence? The spirit of doing things with care.
David understood his calling and his business (1 Samuel 17:22)
- Can you be trusted with resources? With someone’s property?
- We need the spirit of ownership.
- Everything we do, no matter how small, matters in the end. You may not know who’s watching.
- We should show ownership over whatever God has entrusted to us.
David acted wisely where Saul sent him (1 Samuel 18:5, 1 Samuel 18:12-14)
- How did you leave your previous employment? If they are stranded, can they call you back?
- Whatever you do today has a bearing tomorrow, act wisely.
- David acted responsibly and in the end qualified to be the king.
- Every responsibility we have should be taken personally.
THE GRACE OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD
(Isaiah 11:1-5, Hebrews 5:7-8)
Jesus respected the father, even though he was the son of God.
- How would we have conducted ourselves if we were the son of God? How would we have prayed?
- We limit the power of God in our lives because we want the glory. Whatever we achieve, the glory should go to God.
1 SAMUEL 26:2-12, 1 SAMUEL 26:13-16, 1 SAMUEL 26:21-22
- Because of the fear of the lord David had, king Saul blessed David (1 Samuel 26:25).
- Jesus was given a name above every name because of his fear of the Father.
- We should show respect where we need to, whatever the situation, no matter the shortcomings of our leaders.
- If we wait for our appointed time, God will raise us.