Thursday, October 22, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hastes with his feet sins. Proverbs 19:2

Thought of The Day : To be empty of knowledge is to be empty of a meaningful future.

LISTEN : Until you know certain things in life, life will remain a mirage to you. Yes, there battles you can’t conquer until you master the art of conquest. So, acquire knowledge and understanding. It’s dangerous to live without knowledge and understanding. And it’s suicidal and absurd to celebrate ignorance. Knowledge is the cure for ignorance. In fact, life is without meaning without knowledge, wisdom and understanding. The Bible says, “Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7 ISV). My dear, get understanding. Understanding is the ability to know how something works or happens. It is to be sympathetically aware of other people’s feelings; to be tolerant and forgiving. It means to have insight or good judgement. Understanding makes life easy. Lack of understanding is a major problem facing humanity. People with lack of understanding don’t see things from the right perspective. They easily have issues with relationship and marriage. Understanding is key to a stable marriage and relationship. The Bible says, “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established.” (Proverbs 24:3). Beloved, understanding is as important as life itself. Many things will fail around you for lack of understanding. But with understanding, you can stick with what you know to be true even when people misunderstood you. Truly, understanding grows when you stop seeking to be understood. In life, a lot of people will misunderstand you because they don’t know what you know, or travelling the same road with you. My dear, make efforts to get knowledge and understanding. With them you can conquer challenges, sustain relationships, walk in faith and the fear of God, understand the purpose of life and faithfully serve God and humanity despite hardship and challenges. So, determine never to live without knowledge and understanding. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message
1. No matter what, determine to grow in understanding and wisdom.
2. Always remember that people will misunderstand you sometimes, but just be yourself.
3. Grow in knowledge and understanding if you must sustain your relationship with God and humanity.
4. Don’t be inconsiderate, instead, have respect for the feelings of others.

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that understanding is a vital key to success. Therefore, I will seek understanding as long as I live, amen.

Prayer : Heavenly Father, You give wisdom and understanding. Therefore, I ask for wisdom and understanding today, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. May God endow you with wisdom and understanding as long as you live, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : To live without knowledge and understanding is to live at the mercy of circumstances.

Quote : “No one travels to the city of bliss without knowledge, wisdom and understanding. For lack of the trio would amount to disaster.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Philip is one of the seven deacons chosen to serve in the early church? (Acts 6:5).

Today In History : October 22, 1897 – World’s first car dealer opens in London

Stunning Fact : Did you know flamingos can only eat when their heads are upside down?

Bible Quiz : Why was Daniel cast into the lion’s den?

God bless you!

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