Types of Grace (Week 5)

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.

 

 

 

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