God Looks Out For Hardworking Vessels
Hey everyone, how you doing? trust the days down the year 2017 has been amazing for you. That being said, let’s get to the chase, shall we!
Bible Text: “The man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour; and Solomon, seeing that the young man was industrious, made him the officer over all the labour force of the house of Joseph. “– 1 Kings 11v28
According to 2 Chron. 9 v 16a (GNT) which say:
“The Lord keeps close watch over the whole world.”
and “Psa. 53 v 2 (NKJV) which says
“God looks down from heaven upon the children of men“,
we come to an understanding that is in constant watch over the whole world as further emphasized in the above-captioned verses. One of such attributes identifiable is that God keeps a close watch on us, earthen vessels who are hardworking, who strive to do their best in all they do.
In addition, as identified that God in the beginning when he planted had assigned him a work to do in the garden of Eden as seen in Gen. 2 v15 (NKJV) which says
“Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.” This clearly shows the premium God places on man being in a state of working and not being either indolent or lazy.
There are many biblical characters identifiable that seek to establish this truth. For example, 1 Kings 19v19 (NKJV) says
“So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth.
Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him.” also in Judges 6 v11b – 12 (NKJV) says
“His son Gideon was threshing some wheat secretly in a wine press so that the Midianites would not see him. The Lord’s angel appeared to him there and said, “The Lord is with you, brave and mighty man!”
From the above scriptures, we come to an understanding, that before becoming mighty and great vessels used of God as seen in the case of Elisha, who received the double anointing of his disciple, Prophet Elijah and Gideon, became mighty vessels and Simon (Peter)/Andrew who became great disciples were “Found, Appeared and Seen” as men who were working… hard working men
In conclusion, we are admonished to stand vigilante, firm, steady, prayerful, at our respective places where God has positioned us and working. When God, who is the King of kings comes to either see or find a man of a hardworking stature, would be appeared unto, set apart to be used mightily and greatly, as such a man is worthiest of the company of kings to be a blessing and joy to his generation (Isa. 60 v 15b).