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Discover the Book - Nov. 21, 2009

  • 2009 Nov 21

The Eternal Reward of Grace-Energized Kindness

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In Titus 2:5 Paul says grace-energized women ought to be characterized by being gentle, tender-hearted, and merciful toward others. As His children, there is nothing we want more than to please Him. And when we think of Heaven, and when we seek to have a crown to cast at Christ's feet—think of living life, doing good works with grace-energized kindness.

God wants older women of the faith who have surrendered to the Spirit of God and have become examples of kindness.  Paul asks Titus to train women in the church how to become kind in their personal life, marriage, home life, and in their ministry to others in Christ's Name.

Is there any example to follow? Is there a clear pathway God has laid down for us? If this is what determines my eternal rewards, it is something God must have very clearly explained, right?

Yes, and Paul illustrates exactly what those "good or kind" characteristics look like in I Timothy 5:10 where he said that women of kindness were:

"well reported for good works: if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work" NKJV.

Grace-energized women of kindness are the models to follow; and they are the teachers to be revered.

They are the women of God, useful to Him, rewarded by Him!

So these five simple choices should become the daily goal for every woman in Christ's church today. Grace-energized women of kindness are:

1.         -intentionally family first.

2.         -purposefully hospitality conscious.

3.         -prayerfully humble servants.

4.         -compassionately Good Samaritans.

5.         -energetically devoted to ministry.

This is Christ's list of "Who is valuable for my church". Here is who enriches my church in a strategic way; and that helps my church grow in godliness, grow in ministry, and grow in worship".

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