Saturday, January 30, 2021

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 possessDeuteronomy 5:33

Thought of The Day : Obedience to God is the pathway to His blessings.

LISTEN : God is sovereign! He is greater than all because He created the entire universe and everyone. The Bible says, “The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” (Psalms 24:1). Obedience to God is the pathway to prosperity. God demonstrated it with Abraham (Genesis 12:1-5; 22:1-15; 24:1). It is the doorway to His blessings. The Bible says, “If you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.” (Isaiah 1:19). But when disobedience becomes a delight, destruction will become an inheritance (see Achan’s judgment Joshua 7:19-26). 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. The Bible says, “It is because of these things that the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient.” (Colossians 3:6). Beloved, God desires that you prosper. However, you cannot experience this blessing until you are willing to joyfully obey God. 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? Then, obey God. Obey God and you will prosper, live and prolong your days; disobey Him and you will surely regret your actions. The choice is yours. 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 to your own hurt.

Prayer : Dear LORD, I thank You because You are the Almighty God. Help me to obey and serve You for the rest of my life, in Jesus’ name, amen!

A Word Of Blessing : May God open your eyes and mind to know who He is. And may you serve and worship Him without reservations, in Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : Just as obedience to God attracts His blessings, His wrath travels in the direction of disobedience.

Quote : “When disobedience to God becomes a light thing, destruction will become a sure thing. For not to obey God is to call for His wrath.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Joseph was thirty years old when he became the prime minister of Egypt? (Genesis 41:46).

Today In History : January 30, 1933 – Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. 

Stunning Fact : Did you know a bat can eat up to 1 thousand insects per hour.

Bible Quiz : Why was Achan and his family members stoned to death?

God bless you!

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