Saturday, May 1, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more unto the perfect day. Proverbs 4:18
Thought of The Day : The future does not belong to those who are in a hurry, but those whose steps are ordered by God.
LISTEN : The path of the just is the path of faithfulness, righteousness, purity, fear of God and the like. In fact, it’s the path of God’s will. And the path of God’s will is the path of honour, favour, success, peace, life, and the like. There could be thorns and thistles in the path of the just, yet, there’s surely a crown at the end of the tunnel. “I can’t wait anymore, I am losing my patience. How long will this miseries continue? When I look at others and their successes, I feel like dying because, life is not fair to me.” This was the confession of a heartbroken woman. “Beloved, wipe your tears. Don’t be in a hurry, you will certainly get there, ” says a woman who came around to console her. My dear, never get ahead of God because you will get nowhere. If God cannot lead the way you will certainly be lost before the end of your journey. So, go with Him and you are sure to end well. Besides, don’t envy or be frustrated by the ‘success’ of the wicked, because God sees everything they do. The Bible says,
“For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.”
The wicked loves evil, their influence and affluence is a product of evil. They are foolish in understanding, and lacks the fear of God. Therefore, they will face the consequences of their actions. The Bible says,
“For the turning away of the simple shall slay them,
and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.“
But the just by wisdom and the fear of God will ascend to honour and greatness. No matter the delays and pain, darkness must give way to light. No matter how faint the light is, it will shine brighter and brighter unto the perfect day. Our anchor bible verse says,
“But the path of the just is as the shining light,
that shines more and more unto the perfect day.“
So, don’t give up and God will take you up. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Don’t give up on God, rather, hold Him firmly always.
2. No matter the circumstances, just believe that you will certainly succeed in life.
3. Pursue what is right and your path will not be dark.
4. Learn to be patient and follow the path of righteousness and peace no matter what.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank you because you hold my future. Help me to move from glory to glory, in Jesus’ name, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak on your life, you will not fail. May your path be full of light and peace, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : The righteous may face delays and pains, but his end would be blissful and worth the delays.
Quote : “In the journey of life, never get ahead of God because you will get nowhere. If God cannot lead the way you will be lost before the end of your journey.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know Virgin Mary is Elizabeth’s cousin? (Luke 1:36).
Today In History : May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden during a U.S. commando operation (because of the time difference, it was early May 2 in Pakistan, where the al-Qaida leader met his end).
Stunning Fact : Did you know Crocodiles can survive for a long time without food.
Bible Quiz : How many times was the ten commandment given to Moses?
God bless you!