Leaders Master The Art of Differentiating by Rev Olusola Areogun

Spirit Meat Daily Devotional

Monday 21st June, 2021


– Ezekiel 44:15 (NIV), Leviticus 10:1-10, 1 Samuel 26:9, Acts 5:25-29

Everywhere you go and whatever you do, as a leader, you must differentiate between people, places, things, circumstances and events. Your ability to differentiate properly in life will earn you a lot of favour before God and man. If you look at the passage excerpt in Ezekiel 44, God said that as a matter of priority, the priests of the nation of Israel must teach the children of Israel the difference between the holy and the common.

You can see, therefore, that God does not joke with differentiation. It is a divine demand upon God’s people. When you generalise, you make common what God has called holy and call holy what God has called common. A Christian that generalises will cross many lines with God and will ultimately get into trouble with God. It is easy to generalise as you go through life, but we must learn to differentiate.

Differentiate between what is holy and what is common, what is special to God and what is not special. Differentiate between people; all men are not the same in life status and in their standing before God. Differentiate between moments in your life – not every moment is critical to you. Differentiate between meetings. Differentiate between the different seasons of your life. Differentiate between places. The house of God is not the same as your bedroom – the sons of Eli did not learn this lesson and God had to kill them (1 Sam 2:12-17).

PRAYER: Father, help me to master how to differentiate things correctly in Jesus’ name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Kings 1:1-2:25, Acts 13:42-14:7, Psalm 139:1-24, Proverbs 17:19-21

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