As Instructed


‘The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them’ ~ Matthew 21:6

How would you respond if God asked you to do something that seems amusing? The disciples were instructed by Jesus to go into that particular town and untie a donkey and its colt and bring it to him. If any one asked they were to reply that the Lord wanted it. And truly enough it happened exactly the same way.

Being disciples of Christ calls us to do things were are not used to or things that make us feel awkward and uncomfortable on the inside. We get concerned of what the world will think about us. How will we look in the eyes of our peers and colleagues? We hesitate to follow God’s ways and flounder trying to keep up our image. Even simple little things like praying before a meal in a restaurant or the cafeteria, refusing to claim fudged bills, restraining from laughing at crude and vulgar jokes, refraining from using office stationery for personal use seem difficult. But when we truly give our hearts to Christ, and make it our goal to please him, we must follow him all the way no matter what it may demand of us. For then Christ is glorified. If the disciples disobeyed what Jesus told them to do or passed it to others to do the needful, they would not have become partners in fulfilling the prophecy that was spoken several years ago by the prophet Zechariah – “Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” (Zec 9:9).

When we begin to follow Christ in small ways, regardless of what the world says, we are honouring Him above all. We grow more into his likeness and mature spiritually to take on bigger things God has in store for us to do to further his kingdom on earth.

Seek ways how you can honour Christ today.

Prayer – “Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for teaching me this valuable truth. May I seek to honour you regardless of what the world may think of me. Help me grow to take on the bigger things you have in store for me to do so that your name is glorified. Amen.”

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Honouring God



‘You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power…’ ~ Revelation 4:11

Honouring God is most important above other things. God is worthy of honour and we his children are to do so. Eli failed to honour God. He was fully aware of the sin committed by Hophni and Phinehas. They were eating the fat portions of a sacrifice even before it was burned up as an offering unto God. God sends a man with a message to Eli who said, “Why do you scorn my sacrifice and offering that I prescribed  for my dwelling? Why do you honour your sons more than me by fattening yourselves on the choice parts of every offering made by my people Israel?”

To the ordinary eye it may never seem as a sin but rather something quite natural. But in God’s eyes, they were dishonouring him. They were putting themselves before God and taking what should be given to him. And Eli who knew about this did not restrain his sons from doing it. He participated in it, eating the fat portion to such an extreme that he gradually grew fat and could not stand, but had to either sit down on the stool or lie down in his usual place. This resulted in careless attitude. As a result, God dealt severely with Eli and his family line – all his descendants will die in the prime of life.

Failure to honour God can cost us a heavy price. We can honour God in many ways. The scriptures clearly indicate how to do so. Offering our tithes and first fruits of our wealth (Proverbs 3:9), respecting each other in our relationships at home and work (Ephesians 5&6); setting aside time for prayer and studying God’s word (Joshua 1:8); helping the needy (Psalm 82:3,4; speaking only what benefits others (Ephesians 4:29); giving God the first place above all (The Ten Commandments – Exodus 20); adopting the the Royal Law – Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength and love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:29-31) are some pointers that show the way.

Lets be careful not to miss out on doing that which truly honours God, for he is worthy of it.

Prayer – “Dear Heavenly Father, forgive me when I have been disrespectful towards you. Thank you for teaching me the way of life. Help me walk in your ways give you the honour you deserve. Amen.”

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As Instructed


‘The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them’ ~ Matthew 21:6

How would you respond if God asked you to do something that seems amusing? The disciples were instructed by Jesus to go into that particular town and untie a donkey and its colt and bring it to him. If any one asked they were to reply that the Lord wanted it. And truly enough it happened exactly the same way.

Being disciples of Christ calls us to do things were are not used to or things that make us feel awkward and uncomfortable on the inside. We get concerned of what the world will think about us. How will we look in the eyes of our peers and colleagues? We hesitate to follow God’s ways and flounder trying to keep up our image. Even simple little things like praying before a meal in a restaurant or the cafeteria, refusing to claim fudged bills, restraining from laughing at crude and vulgar jokes, refraining from using office stationery for personal use seem difficult. But when we truly give our hearts to Christ, and make it our goal to please him, we must follow him all the way no matter what it may demand of us. For then Christ is glorified. If the disciples disobeyed what Jesus told them to do or passed it to others to do the needful, they would not have become partners in fulfilling the prophecy that was spoken several years ago by the prophet Zechariah – “Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” (Zec 9:9).

When we begin to follow Christ in small ways, regardless of what the world says, we are honouring Him above all. We grow more into his likeness and mature spiritually to take on bigger things God has in store for us to do to further his kingdom on earth.

Seek ways how you can honour Christ today.

Prayer – “Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for teaching me this valuable truth. May I seek to honour you regardless of what the world may think of me. Help me grow to take on the bigger things you have in store for me to do so that your name is glorified. Amen.”