What the Lord requires from us By Rev Nwachukwu Thomas

God has a purpose for creating us. He has expectations from His children in all spheres of life. It is only and only when we faithfully fulfill such requirements that we have kept our commitments, and qualify for the accompanying blessings.

God requires that as a husband, you remain faithful to your wife and love her.

As a father, God requires you to cater or care for your children as the head of your family; they are your horns and prestige in life.

As a wife, God requires you to remain humble to your husband as he is your head.

As a mother, (a bicycle hub) God requires you to aptly look after the home, You are a link between the father and the children. You are a co-ordinator, and an air conditioner to your husband. You should have a centripetal ability in the family, in order to project God therein.

As parents, God requires you to diligently teach your children His words, (Deuteronomy 6:6-7) “And you shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise” Vs. 7 (RSV).

As a child, God requires honour or respect from you to your parents elders and constituted authorities (Exodus 20:12, Deuteronomy 5:16, Mark 7:10, Rom.13:,1 1Peter2:13).

As a servant, God requires absolute obedience to your master. (Ephesians 6:4),

As a child of God, He requires you to live righteously; love Him with all your heart and with ail your soul and with all your might. (Deuteronomy 8:7), love your neigbour as yourself

(Golden rule), love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you————–unjust

(Matthew 5:44-45.) Let love be without dissimulation Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. (Romans 12:9.)

As a leader, God requires justice and fair play from you to your subjects for you to justify the higher position, He placed you

As a trader, God requires peaceful gain and not cheating with divers weights, divers measures (metre) and divers litre (Leviticus 19:35, Deuteronomy 23:13-15).

As a lecturer, God requires assiduous and conscientious work to groom your students to be prominent figures in future.

As a teacher, God requires you to be a role model to your pupils/students. Teachers including Pastors will be strictly or sternly judged (James 3:1) because they handle souls that are precious and valuable to God. Those souls will answer before Him on the last day unlike those dealing with inanimates objects like files and drawers in offices.

As an employer, God requires fair treatment to your employees, such as paying them as at and when due their wages and other entitlements. Do not allow their wages to be with you over or all nights till morning (Leviticus 19:13b, Deuteronomy 24:14-15.)

As a minister, God requires you to preach the undiluted words of God without fear or favour. Have the utterance unctioned by the Holy Spirit

As an artisan, God requires competence, dexterity and sincerity to your customers.

As a politician, God requires adequate representation and giving the masses what they merit from Government, be it State, or Federal.

As a family, God requires absolute peace and protections of each others interest, as He is the author of peace and lover of concord.

As a congregation, God requires absolute silence before Him and praises to Him. (Habakkuk 2:20, Psalm 150:1).

As a journalist, God requires factual and truthful reportage, cross checking facts before reporting to avoid scandal an chaos.

As one who

sincerely appreciate other peoples’ blessings. Do not be antagonistic because He blessed others. Rather wait patiently, prayerfully and focus on Him, yours will come at the appropriate time.

As one who would like additional blessings, God requires you to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness/Mathew 6:33.

As a man who accumulates wealth dubiously (illegally, defraudly) God requires you to know that you are like partridge who sits on eggs and hatch them not. You shall live them in the midst of your days and your end shall be a fool, if you don’t repent (Jeremiah 1 7:1 1 .).

As a sound believer, hoping to make heaven, God requires you not to remove the ancient land mark which your fathers have set (Deuteronomy 19:14; Proverb 22; 25; Hosea 5:10) and enter not into the field of the fatherless (Deuteronomy 23:10.) i.e. don’t be like Ahab and Jezebel who entered into the land of Naboth with force to snatch it.

As a man who will like his children to be nice successors (blessed children) after him, God requires you to Iive$i8|gg$blameless life and walk in His integrity. (Proverb 20:7)

As one who likes to be successful in this world, God requires you not to love sleep, lest thou come to poverty, open thine eyes and thou shall be satisfied with bread,. (Prov. 20:13, Romans 12:11). Be work conscious in your business, academics etc. make efforts and your little efforts will be abundantly blessed by God.

As a child created and called by God to be His child, God requires you not to fashion yourself according to the former lust in your ignorance rather be obedient and holy in all manner of conversation as He who called you is holy. (1 Peter 1:14-15.)

As one who has not known God (repented) he who defraud others, betray, kidnap and kill because of money, God requires you to know that He searches the reins, give every man according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doing. He is also a consuming fire. (Jeremiah 17; 10, Hebrew 12:29).

As one created with two legs, and two hands God requires you to work diligently so as to eat. He says any one who will not work, should not eat

If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them (John 13:17) KS V.


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