Sunday, October 13, 2019

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : The one who associates with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20

LISTEN : Wisdom increases one’s value in life. Wise people pursue after wisdom. They feel empty and worthless without it. And it’s true. It’s useless to exist without wisdom. Hence, the wise associates with the wise. My dear, wisdom begat wisdom, just as foolishness will give birth to foolishness too. Therefore, to be wise, one should associate with the wise (Pro 13:20). God is wise and wants us to be wise too. Wisdom is the beauty of life. It makes life worthwhile and increases one’s value. (Pro 4:7; Eccles 7:12). Beloved, until your life has value you can’t add value to someone else’s life; for no one gives what they don’t have. God created us to share with others and add value to their own lives. Sadly, because of selfishness and wickedness in the hearts of men, a lot of people feel threatened by the success and rise of others; as a result, they find it hard to share their expertise and knowledge with others. But genuine and godly people are not like that. They believe that “the sky is wide enough for all birds to fly without colliding.” My dear, increase your value to increase the value of others. Increasing the value of others doesn’t decrease your own value, instead it will add to it. Life is about making an impact. Therefore, never be afraid to make impact in the lives of others. Be willing to increase the value of anyone who comes in contact with you. Make their lives better than you first met them. That is one of the proofs of your wisdom. If you cannot affect the lives of others by increasing their values, then you have failed God and humanity. Friend, we should all exist like a magnet; for no iron comes around a magnet and not feel its impact. So, let others feel your own impact in their lives and appreciate God for using you to increase their own value. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Determine to walk with the wise and be wise.
2. Increase the value of others by educating them wisely.
3. Never be selfish with your knowledge, rather teach others to make the most of their lives.
4. Never be afraid to make impact in the lives of others.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you because you are good. Therefore, help me to be good to others by adding value to their own lives, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : Wisdom increases one’s value in life, and it’s useless to exist without it.

Quote : “Divine wisdom comes with honour and success. When wisdom fails to produce honour and success it’s both questionable and unacceptable.”

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God is good and wants me to be good too. Therefore, I will make impact in the life of others, amen.

Biblical Fact : Did you know Nahor was 29 years old when he gave birth to Terah, Abraham’s father? (Genesis 11:24).

Today In History : October 13, 1849 The California state constitution, which prohibits slavery, is signed in Monterey.

Stunning Fact : Did you know sound travels 4.3 times faster through water than in air?

A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. May God bless you for blessing others. May the heart to increase the value of others be given to you, in Jesus’ name, amen.



Sunday, October 13, 2019

Bible Verse : Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen. Ephesians 6:24

LISTEN: Do you love God? My dear, God blesses those who love Him. Our love for Jesus Christ the Son of God, brings God’s favour to us. We will attract God’s favour when we love Him heartily. God’s grace keeps us going when everything threatens us. His grace or favour is the extra energy or strength given for every battle we (His people) might face. Friend, a genuine relationship with Christ will bring God’s grace (favour) to you. Favour will follow you when God becomes your priority. The Bible says, “But seek all of you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33). God owns the world, and when you honour and worship Him faithfully, He can command anything or anyone to work in your favour. Though, God’s grace and goodness is for all, but He limits certain privileges to those who have accepted His only begotten Son Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. (John 1:12). Only those who have accepted Jesus are given the power to become sons and daughters of God; and to have access to eternal life, divine protection, divine provisions, divine health, etc. Beloved, are you a genuine lover of God? Embrace Jesus Christ today and become a citizen of God’s kingdom. Be wise!

Prayer : Dear Lord, help me to increase my love for you, amen.

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