Philippians 3: 7 – 11
Commitment is the greatest key to success. The more committed you are the more successful you will be. As we look at these statements said by these prominent people of God, we can see their commitment and we also can see that they were all successful in their endeavors.
- Joab said “Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the LORD do that which seemeth him good.” 2 Sam 10:12
Joab knew that if they played their part, God would play His own. As they; moved forward, the victory came. Commitment made them to surrendered to God
- “And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.” 2 Sam 24:24
David was so committed to God that he would not give to God whatever cost him nothing. What does your service to God cost you? Do you gives surplus or not needed money to God? Do you give precious time, money and other things to the God who should be special to you?
- “Then said Elijah unto the people … if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him.” 1 Kings 18:21
If Jesus is the reality in your life, follow Him. Why do you follow money, position, popularity, politics, marriage, academic and others and you turn to God only when you want Him to help you?
- “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.” Ezra 7:10
Ezra desired to know God, follow Him and teach others to do the same. Today many of our leaders do not gibe us the examples we need to follow. Here was a man who wanted to live a life to be duplicated in others.
- “Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus”. Acts 21:13.
A prophet prophecy about the impending suffering awaiting Paul in Jerusalem and the saint were weeping that Paul would not go to Jerusalem. Paul saw his going as fulfilling the will of God for his life and such he refused to be persuaded.
How Precious Is God To You?