Sunday 4/28/13 Pastor Michael sermon The Payday Promise-Processing the Blessing Hebrews 6:9-15
It is important to go to work. Work prepares us for the challenges we have in life. What we eat, where we sleep or what we wear. The Bible says that if a man doesnít work then he should not eat. Some people either donít want to work or go to work with an attitude. Many people call out of work not for sickness but for family issues or personal needs or they just want a day off because of stress. The most called out day is Monday. Most people that do go to work on a Monday, spend 34 minutes complaining about it being a Monday.
In the text, the apostle is writing this letter to believers, to have joy in working. God promised us a payday if we work for the right reasons. There is a blessing in our future. God saved us to work for Him and He will bless us. God is our Divine Employer and He wants to pay us if we value what He has given us to do.
1) We Must Work From Love:
God doesnít overlook any work we do because we love Him and serve his people. We canít love God and not serve/love his people. Godís love compels us to serve Him. When God has really changed our life, it causes us to want to do something for Him and his people. Our love for God should be worked out thru our service to his people. How can we love God who we have never seen and not love his people who we see everyday? We are not all that and a bag of chips! We all came from a big mess that Jesus saved us from and brought us out of! We should work from a place of Love. When we see that someone needs something, like food for instance. Then we should take them to the grocery store and buy them some food. We should work from Love. Some people love a person but cannot handle or love their children. This is not love but lust or just like. We should love everything about them including their children.
2) God Is Processing Our Paycheck:
When we work for God out of Love, He is going to pay us. It is just like if we work all week and donít get out direct deposit check from our job. You know we will go to the accounting department looking for our money. We will tell them that nobody is leaving out of there until we get our money! Well with God, the check will always be there. We can go to our Kingdom bank account and make a withdrawal. We call on God to take care of our issues and He neverÖÖNEVER lets us down! God is FAITHFUL to do what He said He would do! The promise is good and done! In verse 13, God swore by himself the promise to pay us. Godís name is on the check. It is a blank check made out to us with Godís signature on it. When we serve God out of love, He will eventually bless us and multiply us. God will multiply us, increase us, pay us and bless us! Every time we serve God out of Love, He makes a deposit into our Heavenly bank account.