GOD DELIGHTS IN HIS SERVANTS PART VI
God takes pleasure in His servants. The thought of God’s servants gives Him satisfaction and joy. It goes without saying that God is happy with His servants every day just like He is angry with the wicked every day.
“God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.” – Psalm 7:11
The thought that God is happy and excited about someone gives unimaginable joy and unspeakable joy that is full of glory. Dr. David Oyedepo once shared one of his experiences after he just making a transaction of obedience to God’s instruction; God told him “my son David, I am pleased with you”. Nothing can be more refreshing than those seven-lettered phrases. God has a special place in His heart for those that serve Him.
God was so proud of Job that He vaunted Job’s holiness and servanthood before satan. God confirmed that Job was His servant.
“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.” – Job 1:6-10
Job was the greatest in his time. Job 1:1. He was not just the greatest, satan acknowledged that Job had divine protection over him and all that he had because he (Job) was a servant of God. God was satisfied with the personality of Job as His servant. Job was attacked but he recovered and had twice what he had before the attack. Job 42:10-12.
No matter what the enemy tries to throw at a servant of God, the enemy cannot succeed. God will always protect and defend His servants. A servant of God may be challenged, he or she cannot be defeated. God will never abandon the one He delights in.
Paul, the great apostle considered himself a servant of God. Romans 1:1; Phil. 1:1; Tit. 1:1. Even the devil acknowledged that Paul was a servant of God.
“And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the highest God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.” – Acts 16:16-17
The same apostle was used by mightily by God even beyond some of the members of the original twelve disciples. Brethren, it is not enough to claim to be children of God, let us get on board serving Him. Being called a servant of God is neither a complimentary nor derogatory appellation. Anyone serving God and the interest of his kingdom on the earth is a servant of God.
God is ever delighted in His servant, enlist today, and if you have already done so renew your enlistment!
Scriptures for meditation: Psalm 40:16; Psalm 70:4; Psalm 149:4
Jesus is Lord!