Deeper Life Higher Everyday Daily Devotional Guide
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2022
SINFUL FRIENDSHIP ENDS IN SORROW
TEXT: NUMBERS 25:5-15
MEMORY VERSE: “And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel” (NUMBERS 25:8).
A young lady who was attacked on Valentine’s Day by some ladies who accused her of snatching someone’s boyfriend, bled to death as a result of the injury inflicted on her.
The girls involved in this incident were said to be under 18, and had been friends for years.Yet, these friends chose to end her life with razor blade deep cuts. The incident put an abrupt end to somebody’s life and left others in deplorable states of emotional torments, having killed a friend.
In our text, the children of Israel had established immoral and idolatrous affinity with Moab, a heathen and enemy nation which attracted God’s severe wrath resulting in the loss of about 24,000 lives.
In the midst of this chaos, Zimri, a Jew, went into an immoral act with Cozbi, a Midianite lady, right in the congregation of the children of Israel who were weeping before the Lord. This act led to the premature death and eternal perdition of these sin partners as Phinehas thrusted their bellies through with a javelin. Alas! What a sinful friendship that ended in tragedy. Beware!
CHALLENGE: A life without Christ is full of crises.
PRAYER: Dear Lord! Order my steps and paths.