More Psl. 113 (Old Testament)
THE LIFTER OF MEN
Thought for the day: God has the power to make rich.
I have come to realize in all my life that nothing can be achieved without God. Humanly speaking, I have done many things in life that would have made me rich if riches were in man’s hand but nothing came out of it!
Every good thing I have gotten in life were things God gave me without stress. This makes me conclude that hard work is good but working without the favour of God adds up to zero.
See verse seven again 7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;
Success in life is what happens by favour.
Many hardworking people have died without anyone knowing them. Hard work is good, but hard work with favour pays little. Whatever a person wants to become in life is in the hand of God and that is why a person must not in his vision forget about God. Let God be the sole owner of your life and the determinant of what you do. See the bible verses:
Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep. Psalm 127:1-2
Vain is the effort of a person without God’s blessing.
Vain is the struggle of man without His favour.
Don’t allow the devil to turn you against God ever.
See verse eight of the theme text “That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people."
9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord”
It is in His power to place ordinary men among princes. God is able to turn things around in a moment, so trust Him.
Ø Never live your life without the help of God.
Ø Don’t depend on what you do, ask God for help.
Lord I believe that I cannot be lifted unless you lift me, let your favour be upon me and my home in Jesus' Name.