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the Promises of God,
Imagine two employees that work at the same workplace, one employee arrives late, is dishonest, lazy and irresponsible, does things their own way, lacks integrity and does not always adhere to the company’s rules and regulations. However, the other employee is always punctual, has a great attitude, listens to direction, is always productive and goes the extra mile, volunteers to help others and does everything with the best of their ability, they follow the company’s procedures, they can be counted on to always tell the truth even if it’s not particularly popular. If they did something wrong, they have the integrity to admit it was their fault.
Now, imagine you were their manager and they have both asked for a pay rise, knowing these traits who would you reward with the pay rise?
We all would like to receive blessings but what does it mean to be righteous?
According to the Oxford Dictionary: a person that is righteous “acts in accordance with divine or moral law.”
Therefore, just like in a company there are rules to follow and you have to uphold certain expectations, with God it is the same. If you are a true follower of Christ, you must keep His commandments written in the Word of God and as long as you are righteous, you will receive the promises of God.
Abraham made a vow with God, he said:
“…I have raised my hand to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth, that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich.’ (Genesis 14:22-23)
On Sunday 5th June, at 10am we will present our tithe which is the first 10% in addition to drawing an outline of our hand on a piece of paper, which will be taken to the Valley of Shaveh in Jerusalem.
This is where Abraham raised his hand and made his vow with God. In this faith, our hands will also be raised by the Bishop and Pastors and we will make the same vow as Abraham, which symbolises to never compromise our faith. In doing so, we will claim the promise of God that the righteous will never be forsaken, nor will we beg for bread (Psalms 37:25), meaning we will never go without, God will provide all our needs, as long as we remain faithful to Him we will be blessed.
Event: The Blessing of the Righteous
Day: Sunday 5th June at 10am (also at 7:30am)
Location: Your local Universal Church