September 6th, 2018
Serving and Sowing with Rigor
Exodus 1:12-14 (KJB) But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. 13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: 14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
Serving in the midst of affliction and strife tends to cause a person to sow with great rigor. This rang true with the Israelites spoken of in these above scripture verses. The children of Israel were oppressed and grieved by the Egyptians but that did not stop them from serving God.
A child of God will always face persecution and harassment as he serves and glorifies God in this world. Jesus Christ told us serving Him would come with hardship in John 16:33. Even so, a man or woman of God dig their nails in to serve Him despite any state it may usher into their life.
A man, woman, or child of God can sow and serve God at any time and, in rigor if necessary because he understands every hardship faced on this earth are temporary in nature. God always has the upper hand despite any situation at hand. Besides, facing spiritual battles only strengthens and matures the genuine professing child of God.