Friday, 26 May 2017

Winning Wisdom: Keep Them

Topic: Keep Them [Friday, 26th May 2017]

While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. John 17:12

We all have a purpose in life, and our purposes are not for ourselves. The things we learn will amount to nothing if they die with us. That’s why it is always emphasized that we die empty and give all we have to those under sphere of influence. That is where true impact lies. To this end, there are certain persons God has placed us in charge of in the kingdom. Persons who look up to us,  who we are to influence their lives. The impression we make on these guys are what they’ll likely carry on for the rest of their lives, and it would end up shaping their thoughts, decisions and pattern of living.

Christ called His disciples to be under His tutelage, and at the end His testimony to the Father was that “all that you gave me I have kept.” The gentle churches were under Apostle Paul, that’s why He constantly wrote letters to them, admonishing them always of the doctrine he thought them, and that they follow his examples of faith and right living. So, whatever we do, we have to look out for those under us, and make sure we do not do or say things that will make them stumble (Romans 14:21). So that we will be able to testify that the ones given to us, we kept.

We must not only keep those under us, we must also make leaders out of them, so that they can also lead others. 2 Timothy 2:2 says - “and the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” It is important to teach those under you to also teach others, as they themselves also have people under them they will lead. Christ did this when He sent the twelve and the seventy out to preach the gospel (Matthew 10:5, Luke 10:1 respectively).

Never joke with those under your care, as they’ll be your testimony before the Father.

Keep winning daily.

Prayer:

Father thank You for such great opportunity to care for Your flock. Help me and teach me to care for them according to Your will, and keep them in You. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

By Esun Tekeme

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