“Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.”
Counting The Cost
Many times, in order to achieve the objective stated above, people will often look for ways to cut costs, with a view to maximising their returns. However, even in business, there comes a time when cutting costs will actually cost your business a lot more than you save.
“The real cost of disobedience is actually a lot more than what you thought you were losing by obeying God – what you stand to lose by disobeying, is always a lot more than what you were unwilling to pay to obey”
As the saying goes: “Pay now or pay later; but pay you will”
Disobedience is like a delayed payback programme with interest and penalty charges added on top. Disobedience will always cost you a lot more in the long term, than what you thought you were gaining in the short term
“If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land” Isaiah 1:19
What does it mean to “eat the good of the land”?
Some Blessings of Obedience – Leviticus 26:3-13
– Fruitfulness: I will give you your rains in their time, so that the land will give its yield and the trees of the field will produce their fruit.
- – Overflow: There will be a continuos overlap; an overflow of your seedtime and the time of your harvest into each other.
- – Security: Safety from the attack of enemies
- – Peace: You will lie down and sleep without anyone terrifying you
- – Victory: Triumph over enemies
- – His Glory: The blessing of God’s manifest and abiding presence
Look at these verses from the NET translation (Leviticus 26:9-12)
“9 I will turn to you, make you fruitful, multiply you, and maintain my covenant with you.
10You will still be eating stored produce from the previous year and will have to clean out what is stored from the previous year to make room for new.
11”’I will put my tabernacle in your midst and I will not abhor you.
12I will walk among you, and I will be your God and you will be my people.“
“9 But in your case, dear friends, even though we speak like this, we are convinced of better things relating to salvation.
10For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love you have demonstrated for his name, in having served and continuing to serve the saints. 11But we passionately want each of you to demonstrate the same eagerness for the fulfillment of your hope until the end,
12so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and perseverance inherit the promises.”
Pastor Wale Ola
1. What is God saying to me in today’s message?
2. What was ministered to me in the bible verses that I read today?
3. What are the changes or adjustments I need to make in my life to align with the word of God?
4. What is my commitment to the word for today?
5. What practical steps can I take to benefit from the word I have read today?
Mediate on Leviticus 26:3-13; examine your life and see if any of these promises are lacking or not manifesting.