Monday, October 5, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:33
Thought Of The Day : To God, obedience is not regarded as obedience until His instructions are fully carried out.
LISTEN : God’s hands would be upon us for good, if our hearts are towards Him to readily obey His words. My dear, walk in obedience to God and you will live. Obedience releases the blessings of God. And where God’s blessing goes life is found. But disobedience brings curse and death. Yes, working against God is working against self. When God brought the children of Israel out of bondage in Egypt, He warned them against disobedience (Deuteronomy 8:11).He emphasised on obedience to His word. He warned them against rejecting and disobeying His commandment. He told them the importance of obedience to their own success and life in general. As a matter of fact, He made them to understand that, not to obey Him is to call for His wrath. My dear, disobedience to the word of God is the easiest way to invite the wrath of God. He who neglects to obey God must prepare for His wrath; because the wrath of God travels in the direction of disobedience. Beloved, God desires that you prosper. However, you can’t experience this blessing until you are willing to joyfully obey Him. When you walk in obedience to God, God will work out things for you. Obedience to God brings success and life; but disobedience to Him brings failure and death. Our verse of the day says, “Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.” (Deuteronomy 5:33). My dear, do you want to truly prosper and succeed? Do you want to live and prolong your days? Then, obey God and you will prosper, live and prolong your days; disobey Him and you will surely regret your actions. Remember, walking in obedience to God releases His blessings to us. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Walk in obedience to God and you will live and prolong your life.
2. Avoid evil and all manner of wickedness and you will escape the wrath of God.
3. Determine to honour, serve and worship God as long as you live.
4. Don’t allow anyone to deceive or cajole you to disobey God no matter what.
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name. I confess that God is the true and living God. Therefore, I will serve and worship Him as long as I live, amen!
Prayer : Eternal God, I thank You because You are the living God. Help me to obey and serve You for the rest of my life, in Jesus’ name, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. May God open your eyes to know Him. And may you serve and worship Him in obedience. In Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : Disobedience makes the disobedient an enemy of God. For he who enjoys to disobey God must prepare for His wrath.
Quote : “Obey God and live. Disobedience to God brings curse and death; for working against God is working against self.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know Elijah killed 450 prophets of Baal in one day? (1Kings 18:19-40).
Today In History October 5, 1910 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic.
Stunning Fact : Did you know giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels?
Bible Quiz : Rebekah wife of Isaac was whose daughter………?
God bless you!