Sunday, November 24, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good. Psalms 14:1
LISTEN : Let’s grow up in understanding and acknowledge God and worship Him as the only true God. My dear, don’t claim to be too “big and knowledgeable” to believe God, for you’ll end up as unwise. God is everywhere if you open your eyes to see. All of nature talks about Him. The sun, moon, stars, vegetation, water, land, etc; they all give evidence of His existence and reality. (Psalms 24:1). Nothing exists without the instrument of God’s power. Besides, no one is in this world by chance. We’re all here by divine appointment. Beloved, you’re in the world because God exists. But until your eyes are open you can’t truly see this truth. And until your heart is open to spiritual understanding you’ll continue to quarrel with, and query our maker (Isaiah 45:9). My dear, it’s the height of foolishness to quarrel with God. A fool expresses the height of his folly by ridiculously questioning God Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth. My dear, if you’re blind to the mighty works of God expressed in nature, then, you’re intentionally and regrettably blind. And if you can’t see God through His works in nature you can’t see Him in your life. Friend, do you think there’s no God? That you came to existence by way of evolution? Or by chance? You err! To think or believe that there is no God is to embrace Satan’s lies. Don’t be fooled by godless philosophies of men. Truly, a natural man can’t think supernatural thoughts until he is open to supernatural discovery. Similarly, a carnal person for lack of spiritual understanding will dispute the existence of God, because his thoughts are corrupt, abominable and full of ignorance. Beloved, acknowledge God and worship Him as the only true God. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Don’t be fooled by godless philosophies of men, rather be made wise by the word of God.
2. Acknowledge the works of God in the world and bless His name for it
3. Don’t quarrel with God no matter the circumstance, or doubt His existence.
4. Develop your capacity to understand spiritual knowledge and mysteries.
Prayer : Dear Lord, you’re the only true God. Therefore, help me to worship you for the rest of my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Never claim to be too “big or knowledgeable” to believe God lest you end up as unwise and a failure.
Quote : “Until we personally discover and acknowledge God as the only true God, we’ll doubt His existence, or at best equates Him to other gods.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God Almighty exists as the only true God. Therefore, I will worship Him for the rest of my life, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know the first human being to die on earth is Abel? (Genesis 4:8).
Today In History : November 24, 1950 UN troops begin an assault into the rest of North Korea, hoping to end the Korean War by Christmas.
Stunning Fact : Did you know giraffes can’t swim?
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. As you acknowledge to worship God, may He bless and deliver you from evil and wickedness of men, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Sunday, November 24, 2019
TOPIC: JUST LET GO
Bible Verse : Do not say, “I will pay back evil!” Wait for the LORD, so that he may vindicate you. Proverbs 20:22
LISTEN : Quench that fire of revenge in your heart before it gets out of hand. People tend to seek revenge when they are angry. But as people of God we should leave vengeance to God. My dear, are you itching to take revenge on your offenders? Please stop! It’s so sad that, we’re living in a world where everyone wants to take revenge against his or her offenders. No one wants to forgive. Everyone wants to take his or her own “pound of flesh.” What a world! No peace, no forgiveness, no love, but violence, killing, destruction and all manner of evil. We want to revenge every evil no matter what. Beloved, why seek private revenge instead of seeking God’s vindication? The bible says, “Do not say, “I will pay back evil!” That is , don’t do an injury to one that has done one to you. The Bible commands that private revenge is not to be taken, but should be left to God, to whom vengeance belongs. You should learn to wait on the Lord, and He shall save you; commit yourself and cause to God; leave it with Him to avenge your wrongs, and wait for His own time to do you justice. He’ll at the proper season, and in His own way, save you from your enemies, and make a righteous retribution to them (your enemies). The word of God declares, “Be sure of this: the wicked will not go unpunished, but the descendants of the righteous will go free” (Proverbs 11:21). Beloved, don’t waste your time seeking revenge, instead, seek the will and help of God. Be wise!
Prayer : Eternal God, I thank you for your word today. Henceforth, no matter how hurt I am, help me to forgive and move on, amen.