DAILY WORDS OF HOPE
BY PCG, HOPE CONGREGATION–SAK. EST
For by it the elders obtained a good report.
THEME: A GOOD REPORT
WORDS OF HOPE:
In most schools, particularly basic school (Primary and JHS), a report on the performance of each pupil is issued at the end of each term. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, the report cards were often given to the pupils to be delivered to their parents on the last day of the term. For those who did well, it was always an exhilarating experience as they knew they were going home to rewards and words of praise. For those who performed poorly, particularly those who had strict parents, it was an uncomfortable experience as they knew they were, figuratively speaking, carrying their ‘death warrant’ home. In today’s text, the author tells us that the elders whom he writes about in the chapter obtained a good report by faith. They pleased God and gained His approval by faith. To say this in the context of our opening discussion, they performed well in their exams and obtained a good report by faith. You also (as a pupil of Christ) must obtain a good report from God at the end of this term (this year) and if you will do so, you will do so by faith. For without faith it is impossible to please God. (Heb. 11:6). (See Daniel 3 for how Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego pleased God and obtained a good report by faith). Shalom!
· Pray that God will help your faith in Him to be strong.
· Pray that you will so believe God that you will obey Him regardless of the circumstances in which you find yourself.
· Pray that your faith in God will cause you to do exploits.
O Lord God, we pray that You will cause us to have strong faith in You and that by faith we will obtain a good report from You this year, in Jesus’ name! Amen 🙏🏽