Saturday, June 22, 2019
Taking Rest in Affluence (Isaiah 32:18 LXX)
With a family, it was a miracle that I survived. The fruits of it are tens of thousands of people blessed through the ministry of the Word and I am still reaping rewards today when strangers come up to me and said they had listened to me preach as a child or young teenager. “Cast your bread upon the waters and after many days you will receive much in return” (Eccle). Everyone wants to retire in some comfort and financial security. Taking rest in affluence is an aim for many but few manage that as in Malaysia more than 70 percent of wage earners have less than RM50K in their retirement accounts. I can identify with the 70percent because when you get just barely 150 per month (as Treasurer General I was paid RM1,000 per month) and as recent as my stint in Ranau as pastor, less than RM500.00 saved into my retirement account. And when I got transferred to the Bible college I got a pay cut! But all these sacrifices are not unknown to God who is a God of justice. He is able to bless His servants who do right and honour Him with their lives in His service. And for sure they will take their rest or retire in prosperity.
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