August 26

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing! Revelation 5:12

Everything that we have is to be poured out upon God and upon the Lamb. This is the right thing to do, but it is also the best thing to do. Whatever is given to God is never lost – it is multiplied a thousand-fold. In fact, what is given to God never ceases to increase. Whatever is not poured out upon God festers and rots and brings no increase – it is body without spirit, it is dead. God is like a fountain that multiplies whatever is poured in. When we pour our intellectual power and wisdom into knowing God and following His ways, we may seem like dunces to the academics; but wait a little – nothing that is poured out on God is lost, and soon it will be plain that divine clarity and wisdom is coursing through the mind that we have yielded to God. So, too, if we give up property and wealth, lands and houses for God’s sake, He will not allow us to lose out in any way – the last shall be first. God fills every vessel that is yielded to Him, just like the woman who was told to bring every pot and pan in her house – 2 Kings 4:3. There may be vessels we have never thought of; if we yield everything to God, we will flourish with an abundance and vigour that others only dream of. More than this, our growth will be exponential. The principles we will see at work during this earthly life are just a foretaste of the amazing reward we will get just from loving and serving God and His Lamb.