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ENDURE PERSECUTION AND BE STEADFAST IN GOD – Philippians

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God’s Children Must Exhibit Steadfastness & Maintain Godly Standards Always

(Passage: Philippians 1)

It is important that people who claim to be Christians are steadfast in God they claim to serve. A Christian who is steadfast glorifies God. Believers must ensure not to allow any factor (whether internal or external) to influence them into compromising their stand with God. Under whatever condition, we must not allow any circumstance to toss us back and forth against the firm word of God.

Believers must remain immovable always; abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing fully that our labor of love to the Lord is not in vain.

Apostle Paul admonished the believers in Philippine and said:

“Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God” (Philippians 1:27-28).

God Rewards Those Who Remain Steadfast Despite Persecution

Expects God’s reward if you are steadfast in Him! But, be ready to suffer some inconveniences because of your stand with God. Our confession of faith in Jesus may cause us to suffer persecution from antichrist people, but no matter what, we must maintain our standard.

As a child of God, keep your faith when the unbelievers get irritated!

Everyone who professes to love God should act it out. God has promised to help us overcome.

It is a worthwhile effort to remain steadfast in Christ Jesus because those who do so will be hugely rewarded in heaven. God reserves his tremendous rewards for his children who withstand the test of time to honor him. The reward of people who endure persecution will abide in this life, and the one to come.

People who put their trust in God and serve him wholeheartedly, regardless of persecution will have many benefits on earth and in heaven. Christians must persevere to the end to enjoy the benefits reserved for them.

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GOD DOES NOT REWARD FALSE CHARITY – Matthew

Honest Charity Deserves Good Reward

It is good to be good! When we act in good faith, people are blessed, and God is glorified.

No doubt that God sees our charity efforts. He is surely keeping the record, and he will reward them in due time.

God and his angels rejoice when someone goes out of his way to bless his fellow human being, but not only are heavenly hosts celebrating the good deed, but God keeps the record; he will hands down his good reward for the effort.

Since an act of charity is honorable in the sight of the Lord, Christians are encouraged to engage in it.

Charity Worker, Check Your Motive

Not all charity works are visible to others, but some can’t really be kept secret from the public eyes. In such a situation, people may acknowledge and shower praises on the worker. However, the charity worker must take caution and not get carried away with the praises he receives.

A person who does a thing to receive human praise has gotten all he deserves. He may not necessarily receive God’s reward afterward since he’s all out seeking human’s approval and praises.

Seek God’s Endorsement, not a human endorsement! #endorse

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As children of God, our efforts must not focus on receiving human’s praises but must focus on glorifying God.

When selfishness is not the driving motive, the result of our efforts will be so praise-worthy in the presence of God.

Meanwhile, besides any human’s praises and acknowledgment, God knows how best to reward our righteous services that focus on helping humanity and glorifying the name of God.

God will reciprocate our true efforts with riches and glory in his kingdom. He will also bless us on earth.

“Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you; they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. (Matthew 6:2-4).

God’s Reward Awaits Your True Services

God is an honest deity; he also respects people who share the same attribute. True worshipers score a high mark with God, but people’s pleasers won’t go far!

As a child of God, you should evaluate your motive in any matter.

Ask yourself, “Why am I doing what I’m doing: Am I doing it to receive human’s praises, or I’m doing it to receive God’s praises?”

Self-seeking praise may go well with humans, but it doesn’t go well with God. Let your efforts be motivated by love; let your action glorify God! 

Allow God to Guide Your Actions Human flesh is in enmity with God – Flesh will encourage you to go in the way of human satisfaction, which means you will have to seek human praises to meet the demand. The flesh will motivate you to parade your charity, but the Holy Spirit of God can help you overcome that challenge. Those who are led by the Spirit are the children of God! Ask God to give you the strength and power not to be selfish nor seek

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