Thursday 15th September 2018
John E. Crawford stated that, “Every experienced parent knows that bad behaviour in a child rarely happens with no previous signal and no past incidence of disobedience and defiance.” But could that be the case of this young girl, an only daughter of committed Christian parents who raised all their children in a godly way? At home Gift was obedient and committed to God. On entering the university, she identified with campus social life and backslid. Gift became pregnant and lost her life in the process of committing abortion. What a tragedy for a promising girl from a Christian home!
In our text today, we see the young lady serving Captain Naaman’s wife. She was far away from her home in Israel, living as a captive in Syria. While in our story above, Gift left home and backslid, Naaman’s maid still maintained her faith in the Living God. Let the word of God instilled in you from childhood never depart from you. Remain steadfast in faith and God will uphold you to the end.
CHALLENGE: In these last days, watch out lest you fall.
PRAYER: Help me Lord to watch over my Christian life diligently.
FURTHER READING: 1Peter5:8-9; 1Corinthians 10:7-I2.
Source: Higher Everyday Daily Devotional