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Arriving Late For Appointments by Pastor W.F Kumuyi

HIGHER EVERYDAY DEVOTIONAL

SUNDAY MAY 02, 2021

TOPIC: ARRIVING LATE FOR APPOINTMENTS?

TEXT: MATTHEW 25:1-13

MEMORY VERSE: “Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not” (MATTHEW 25:11, 12). The focus of our devotion today, the parable of the ten virgins, remains a classical illustration of virtues and attitudes necessary for all who sincerely seek to possess Heaven eternally.

This parable underpins many philosophies, including the Vietnamese proverb: "The buffalo that arrives late has to drink muddy water and eat dry grass." Indeed, the five foolish virgins typify all humans who defer their repentance, toy with their faith after conversion or ignore the Lord's injunction: "Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able" (Luke 13:24).

Such will certainly regret eternally. Similarly, all who trivialize the issue of lateness for appointments shall continually miss important opportunities in life! Do you habitually go late to school, exams, Church, and other important events and appointments? If you do, I guess you know the consequences.

Your parents or guardians and Church leaders perhaps have tried to talk to you about the danger of your attitude to no avail. But you can change by prayer and strident effort. Try it from today.

QUOTE:Do you habitually go late to school?

CHALLENGE: Honour time and get honoured in time!.

PRAYER: Help me, LORD, to break the yoke of lateness.

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