THE SERVANT GENERAL
OUR THEME FOR 2020
March 3, 2020
To be built on Rock is to listen to and act on God’s
words. God does speak to His people, intending to guide them
in the way they are to go. Just like rain and snow that come
from the heavens, God’s words refresh us, satisfy our
thirst, lead us to fruitful lives, nourishes us (Is 55:10).
“So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty, but shall do what pleases
me, achieving the end for which I sent it.” (Is 55:11).
God invites us to listen to His words. “Come, children,
listen to me; I will teach you fear of the Lord.” (Ps
34:12). And we know that fear of the Lord is the beginning
of wisdom. Then wisdom leads to fullness of life. “Fear
the Lord, you his holy ones; nothing is lacking to those who
fear him.” (Ps 34:10). We need not fear anything else
in life, as God is there to deliver us. “I sought the
Lord, and he answered me, delivered me from all my fears.”
God speaks to us, and we can speak to God, knowing that He
will hear us. “This poor one cried out and the Lord
heard, and from all his distress he saved him.” (Ps
34:7). We cry out to God amidst all our afflictions, knowing
He will rescue us. “The righteous cry out, the Lord
hears and he rescues them from all their afflictions.”
So it is of crucial importance that we are connected intimately
with God. In fact, He is our Father and we are His children.
Jesus himself taught us how to pray. We ask God to feed us,
forgive us, test us not, and deliver us (Mt 6:11-13). These
are our most crucial needs. When we pray as such, we know
God hears us and will act accordingly.
here now is the importance of not just listening to but understanding
God’s words. God tells us to forgive others as He has
forgiven us. Jesus teaches us to pray as such: “forgive
us our debts, as we forgive our debtors” (Mt 6:12).
Oftentimes we ask forgiveness from God and are assured we
will be forgiven. But such forgiveness has one important condition:
we need to forgive as well. “If you forgive others their
transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But
if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive
your transgressions.” (Mt 6:14-15). How many Christians
today are unforgiven, because they do not forgive?
Be built on Rock. Listen to, understand and act on God’s
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