Deeper Life Higher Everyday Daily Devotional Guide
FRIDAY DECEMBER 03, 2021
FAITHFUL AND GOD-FEARING
TEXT: NEHEMIAH 7:1-6
MEMORY VERSE: “That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many” (NEHEMIAH 7:2).
Desiring to serve God in His vineyard is a noble decision. But, one must be God-fearing and faithful. The essence of a good selection process in the choice of leadership is to ensure that genuine and committed people, whose passion is to serve God with sincerity, are brought to limelight to serve God with all the spiritual endowments God has bestowed on them.
Nehemiah appointed workers who would serve the Lord in His vineyard. He appointed his brother, Hanani, to be in charge of Jerusalem. His decision was not based on affinity but on faithfulness and readiness to serve on the part of the appointee. He also entrusted the city to Hananiah whom he described as a man who was faithful and God-fearing.
You too can be appointed to serve in the school fellowship or in your local church assembly if you are faithful and holy. To be used in God’s house and in the world at large, the Christian youth must seek to please God first by yielding his or her life totally to God through genuine repentance.
QUOTE: You can be appointed.
CHALLENGE: Are you faithful in all things?
PRAYER: Lord, put Your fear in my heart while I serve You all my days.