We all desire to live a righteous and a radiant Christian lifestyle. It may not happen because we run into problems with sincerity. We fail to deal with sins within us but instead board the wrong train in pursuit of happiness. This train happens to be the devil’s train of Glitz and Glamour. Before long we end up crying foul for everything start playing up like in a horror movie. All seem not to work in spite of the abundance of earthly riches since nothing in this train brings glory to God.
Please remember that no matter the number of promises God has made, He will fulfil them for His glory not for your glory! You don’t need to take the wrong train!
2 Corinthians 1:20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
# God will restore your former glory (Man had a rightful position in God’s kingdom. This will be restored)
# Silver and gold belongs to God, it should not push you to go the wrong way. You are now a child of God (If God provides to those that worship curved images of dead people or living animals like cows how much will He not care for you who worship Him as the Creator of the universe and everything in it)
# God will grant you peace
Haggai 2:7-9 (NIV) I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty. The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the LORD Almighty. The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LORD Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the LORD Almighty.”
Mathew 6:32-33 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
# He will make you happy and make you enjoy your life just like a well fed calf
# He will heal you heal you and you will jump around like a well-fed calf
Malachi 4:2 (NLT) “But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.
# You will not be covered with any type of shame but instead you will have a radiant face
Psalm 34:5 (NIV) Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame
# When God is really with you, you will shine like an angel even in the middle of persecution like Stephen did when he faced a hostile council of religious leaders who were out to get him
Acts 6:15 All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel