Friday, December 11, 2020

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

Thought of The Day : Life will be crude and untapped without wisdom.

LISTEN : Wisdom enhances the value of life. It increases one’s quality in life and makes success attainable. Wisdom is good judgement and the right application of knowledge. To despise wisdom is to despise one’s life and destiny. My dear, pursue wisdom! 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’s one of the proofs of your wisdom. If you can’t 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. Henceforth, increase your life value by wisdom and you won’t regret it. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
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.

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

Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank You because You’re 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.”

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 : December 11, 1941 The United States declares war on Italy and Germany.

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.

Bible Quiz : What did Noah do when he steps out of the ark after the water receded?

God bless you!

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