CAC Living Water Daily Devotional Guide
THE LIVING WATER
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Saturday, March 19, 2022.
TOPIC: DON’T FATHER ‘PELEG’
Read 1 Corinthians 3:1-9
1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.
2 I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able;
3 for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?
4 For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not carnal? 5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one?
6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.
7 So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.
8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
9 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.
To Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan (1 Chronicles 1:19)
Our memory Scripture talks of the two sons of Eber, but the first is our focal interest today. Peleg was given that name because, according to the Scripture, the earth was divided in his days. What a terrible testimony about a person! Thank God the Bible doesn’t hide anything, the good side, or otherwise, about any of the characters discussed in it. Meanwhile, the Hebrew word, ‘Peleg’ itself means ‘division’. It should rather be regarded as an appellation given to this first son of Eber to describe, negatively commemorate, and immortalise what happened in his days, for posterity sake.
Obviously, it isn’t Eber’s fault to have fathered ‘Peleg’ in his own time. Time and chance happened. The story of Peleg, notwithstanding, God cannot be happy with anyone who breeds division. Never be part of any divisive move anywhere God places you–church, home, workplace, society, etc.
Apostle Paul was so pissed off by the divisions in the church at Corinth that he concluded under divine inspiration that it was carnality and spiritual stagnancy that had engulfed the brethren there. If God never authors confusion, division, why would He be ever happy with he who fathers ‘peleg’? Whether at home, in the church, at workplace, or elsewhere, never let ‘peleg’ start with you (cf. Rom. 12:18,19).
Never be adjudged rebellious. He, on whose head a coconut is cracked, cannot live to taste of it. Don’t let anything that causes division to be traced to you at home, in the church, in your workplace, and in the society. God rewards proponents of division accordingly.
- Lord, expunge from me the spirit of rebellion
- Pray that God should visit and restore homes that are being ravaged by division.
- Pray that God should put an end to every form of division in churches and denominations worldwide that is making Satan happy, in Jesus’ name.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Judges 5 – 7