From settlement to death by Pastor Paul Enenche - Gospel Affairs

From settlement to death by Pastor Paul Enenche




SCRIPTURE: And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran. GENESIS 11:31-32.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Anytime you begin to settle, you begin to die.

Our anchor Scripture gives a very pathetic story. Terah took his son, Abraham, and Lot, the son of Haran, his son and Sarai, his daughter in-law, Abraham’s wife, and they went forth from the Ur of Chaldeans to go into the land of Canaan.
But when they came to Haran, they settled there. And in Haran, Terah died.
If they had continued to move forward, Terah would have lived, but the moment they settled, he died. Terah therefore, moved from settlement to death.

You see, anytime you begin to settle, you begin to die. This death may not be only physical death. It may be spiritual or career death. It may be the death of destiny. When a person begins to settle instead of moving forward, he begins to die. Stagnation brings death. To refuse to move forward is to accept to die.
But Abraham changed the narrative after his father’s death.

Genesis 12:5 says:
And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
Abraham seemed to have said, “My father started a journey to go to Canaan, but when he came to Haran, he settled there and died. As for me, I am going to Canaan and I must reach the land of Canaan.”

The truth is, you cannot reach where you have not chosen or decided to reach in life. Nobody can climb to the top and become the President of a country by accident. Nobody can reach the pinnacle of his career by accident. You don’t wake up one morning and begin to command satan, ‘Come out Satan,’ and Satan will come out. Imagine that! You wake up one morning and say, ‘Rise up and walk’ and lame people start walking. It does not happen by chance. It takes a decisive decision backed by orchestrated actions to reach your ordained destiny in life.

REMEMBER THIS: Anytime you begin to settle, you begin to die.

1. Refuse to settle in life.
2. Always make attempts to move forward.

PRAYER: Lord, I ask that You deliver me from every tendency to settle down too early in life. I receive the grace to move forward always, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.


QUOTE: Where there is premature contentment, there can be no ultimate fulfilment.
Culled from the book, “21 Foolish Things People Do” by Dr Paul Enenche.

DAILY READING: Judges 5-8.

AMAZING FACT: The most expensive book in the world is the translation of Biblical psalms, “The Bay Psalm Book” which was sold for over $14 million. It is the first book printed in America and was the Puritan’s attempt to make their translation of the Old Testament book.

Every spell of premature contentment in your life is broken in Jesus’ Name.

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