Thursday, May 30, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : David grew greater and greater; for the LORD of hosts, was with him. 2 Samuel 5:10
LISTEN : When I imagine the troubles David went through before and after he became the king of Israel, I can’t help but declare that, God is our greatest sense of security. We are helpless and vulnerable without God. But when He is on our side, no matter what is against us, we are sure of divine security. David would not have survived the troubles he was faced with without God. It is so surprising that, in the midst of his troubles, rather than grow weaker and hopeless, he grew stronger and stronger. Our verse of Day says, “David grew greater and greater; for the LORD of hosts, was with him.” (2 Samuel 5:10). Our Bible verse explains why David grew stronger and stronger in the midst of troubles. The Bible says, “… for the LORD of hosts, was with him.” David felt secured because he knew that God was with him. That is why he could boldly say, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.” (Psalms 23:4). My dear, if you don’t have God you are on your own. God can only support those who are obedient and loyal to Him. He can only secure those who hide under ‘His wings.’ My dear, obey God and be loyal to Him. Obedience to God increases our confidence in Him. We are confident of His presence and protection when we walk in the light of His words. Therefore, let us obey God and put our trust in Him. Beloved, remember that God is our greatest sense of security. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Open your heart to God and embrace His words heartily.
2. Be obedient and loyal to God and you will enjoy His peace and security.
3. Don’t be afraid of evil when God is with you; rather trust in the living God.
4. Determine to build a relationship with God and you will attract His presence.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, you are my hiding place in times of troubles. Therefore, help me to know that you are always with me, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : God is our greatest sense of security; and we are helpless and vulnerable without God.
Quote : “Obedience to God increases our confidence in Him; for we are confident of His presence and protection when we walk in the light of His words.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that, God is our greatest sense of security. Therefore, I will trust Him always, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know Enoch was 65 years old when Methuselah was born? (Genesis 5:21).
Today In History : May 30, 1942 The Royal Air Force launches the first 1,000 plane raid over Germany.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Isaac Newton invented the cat door?
A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak to your life, may God bless you. May you not be consumed by evil. May God deliver you from destruction and keep you from danger, in Jesus’ name, amen!
TOPIC : LEARN THE WAYS OF GOD AND BE WISE
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Bible Verse : Teach me your way, O LORD; I will walk in your truth: unite my heart to fear your name. Psalms 86:11
LISTEN : To learn the ways of God is to learn to please Him. God is life and light; and His way is the path of life, love, peace, righteousness and the like. Man has no life without God. As a matter of fact, there is no life in anyone who chooses to abandon the ways of God. The way of God saves, protects, gives light to the blind and life to the dead. The way of God sets captives free and brings fulfillment to their God-given purpose. The way of God rejoices the heart and brightens up the face. Besides, the way of God teaches and guides people to know God. No one knows the ways of God until he or she is willing to learn His ways. God’s ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8,9), hence, those who want to follow His own ways must first learn His way through obedience and humility. The ways of God are the “highways” of righteousness, holiness, godliness, obedience, faith, truth, dedication, peace, love, etc. So, you should make the decision to learn and follow the ways of God today. Like the Psalmist in our verse of the day, you should desire to know and do what will please God; walk in truth, and live in His fear. Beloved, ask God to teach you His ways and you will not miss the way to your God-given purpose. Be wise!
Prayer : Blessed Father, teach me your way and make me to learn how to please you always, amen!