Deeper Life Higher Everyday Daily Devotional Guide
MONDAY DECEMBER 06, 2021
TEXT: EXODUS 8:25-32
MEMORY VERSE: “And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and I will intreat the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh…to morrow: but let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the LORD” (EXODUS 8:29).
Pharaoh’s stubbornness in not freeing the Israelites from servitude occasioned the plague of flies that besieged the Egyptians. He displayed false repentance and deceitfully agreed to let them go. As soon as the flies were removed, he hardened his heart, and refused to let the people go.
Just like Pharaoh, selfishness has poisoned the heart of many ungodly youths today and made them deceitful. The words of their mouths are filled with lies and flatteries. They deceive their parents, teachers, classmates, etc., in the name of ‘smartness’.
The thought of a natural youth is corrupt and his counsel is deceit. Jeremiah said “As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit” (Jeremiah 5:27). The judgment of God awaits all deceitful people if they fail to repent.
Therefore, the deceiver must acknowledge his/her sinful deeds, believe in Jesus for forgiveness and continue steadfastly in following Him and His eternal Word. We must speak the truth always in spite of some negative consequences that may follow. Shun deceit at all times.
QUOTE: Shun deceit at all times.
CHALLENGE: Take heed that no man deceives you.
PRAYER: Lord, deliver me from the spirit of the last days.