Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established. Proverbs 4:26

Thought of The Day : It is not possible to fall into a pit if we are wise and watchful.

LISTEN : Satan seeks who to ambush, beware! He moves about as a roaring lion seeking whom to devour. The Bible says,

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour.”

1Peter 5:8

He is out to ambush the unguarded. So, watch your thoughts, actions and life generally lest you fall into his traps, for no one can be established by recklessness or unrighteous living. The way of unrighteousness is shame, destruction, etc., but the path of righteousness is peace, promotion and life (Proverbs 14:34). My dear, be wise. The wise watch before they leap. They think before they act; they ask questions before they draw up conclusions; they hear matters before they pass their verdicts; they are direct opposite of fools, who have nothing to do with wisdom or ponder the path they are taking (Proverbs 23:9 ; 27:12). Friend, ponder the path of your feet. To ponder is to think about something carefully, especially before making decision or reaching a conclusion. Sadly, lots of people do not care about their actions. They do not think through their planned actions to avert disaster or regret. Beloved, if you are careful about the path you take you cannot be swallowed by evil on the way. Surely, you cannot end up with heartbreak if you first ‘break your head’ thinking through a complex matter before taking decisions. Yes, it is not possible to fall into a pit if you are wise and watchful. The truth is, he or she who chooses not to watch his or her steps has chosen the path of failure and irredeemable misery. So, watch the path you take and you will live very secured; ignore it and you will give victory to the devil. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Do not be unwise, rather watch before you leap.
2. Examine your life regularly and make necessary changes.
3. Make room for the Spirit of God and listen to His leading without resistance.
4. Lean on God and obey His voice of counsel and warning.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to consider the path I take, and be delivered from evil. In Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak wisdom on your life. Receive the grace to tread the path of righteousness, peace and victory. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : The wise watch before they leap. They think before they act and therefore, averts disasters.

Quote : “You cannot end up with heartbreak if you first break your head thinking through a complex matter before taking decisions.”

Biblical Fact: Did you know the people of Ai defeated the Israelites in battle because of the sin of Achan? (Joshua 7:1-21).

Stunning Fact: Did you know Chameleons have long tongues which they rapidly extend from their mouth, too fast for human eyes to see properly.

Bible Quiz : When did the Philistines begin to run away from the battle fought by David and Goliath?

God bless you!

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