Daily Benefits Devotional
JANUARY 23, 2019
BE FAITHFUL TO THE GOVERNMENT
1 Corinthians 4:2
One of the ways to demonstrate faithfulness is to show it to the government whether as a government steward or as a citizen of the nation. As a believer, one of God's expectation is that you serve your country faithfully as entrenched in the national pledge: “to be faithful, loyal and honest”. The truth is that, those who wrote the national pledge culled out of the word of God with the understanding that God's word is key to nation building.
As a citizen of your country, you are required to be faithful in paying tax as required by the government. There are people who do not pay tax and claim they do not pay because the government is not faithful in using it for what it is meant for. But this is not an excuse. Let the government answer for itself, but you continue to pay faithfully. Don't be a partaker of other people's sins.
There are also other believers who take government money and properties and convert them into their personal use without due approvals and transfer of ownership. In the eyes of God, this is unfaithfulness, stealing and sinful. This mindset that 'government cake' belongs to everyone is a negative mindset. Yes, government has a
responsibility to its citizens, but when citizens steal government proceeds, it is ungodly and unacceptable.
Dear friend, wherever God has put you in the government or private organization, begin to see your office and influence as designed by God to bring a change. You don't have to be on the pulpit to communicate kingdom standard. You are not just a Nigerian citizen; you are a kingdom citizen and you have a responsibility to represent God where you are. Let your light shine before men by doing what is right and needful. Enjoy grace. >>> Daily Benefits Devotional (hardcopy and e-version) is produced monthly by The Change Embassy Church, Abuja and distributed for FREE.
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