The Price Of Commitment

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A brother was discussing with me about how he had decided to be very committed to Kingdom work. I knew he was probably trying to impress me, so I set a little test to see how serious he was in his commitment to Kingdom business. I told him the church would need his car for an outreach the next Monday. He protested immediately, saying that he would also need it to transport himself to work. I then told him that he had no idea what total commitment to God and His Kingdom’s business was. It was then I pointed out to him that we had already made provision for all the vehicles we would need for the outreach. I told him further that I had just wanted to test the genuineness of his claim of commitment to God. In Matthew 22:35-40, our Lord Jesus Christ based our commitment as His disciples on a great pillar called love – love for our Father in heaven and love for our neighbours. Our commitment to love goes a long way to fulfil the eternal and universal law. Love is however, so costly that even our Father in heaven paid a great price to demonstrate it to the whole world for the purpose of our salvation. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16. In the same vein, when we are committed to loving our neighbours, many things will happen positively in our world. Firstly, keeping the commandments of God would be very easy. Our love for God will make us refrain from annoying Him through sin. David wrote: “I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word” (Psalm 119:101). Holiness is the price we all must pay to be a part of the Kingdom of God. Furthermore, our commitment to holiness may be very costly as we must be ready to pay the price of persecution according to (2 Timothy 3:12). To be a disciple and a friend of Jesus for that matter demands a price, according to Like 9:23. The good news however, is that a hundredfold reward is guaranteed, according to Mark 10:30. Beloved, are you committed to soul-winning, giving to Kingdom projects and godliness? I congratulate you if you are because you will not miss your reward, in the name of Jesus. Written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye.

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