Saturday 17th November 2018
Reuben was the first son of Jacob. He had an enviable status. He was destined to excel in all areas of life. But he had a problem. He was weak in will power. He led an immoral life. This action cost him his birthright. Reuben was unstable in morals, and undisciplined. He lost his birthright due to immoral conduct. He came under his father’s curse as a result. The consequence was that he would never excel. His birthright was therefore transferred to Joseph, the younger. Joseph was also faced with the temptation to commit immorality but he overcame it. So he inherited what Reuben lost.
Some youths have missed God’s great plans for their lives due to compromises. Some sell their birthrights due to their relationship with the opposite sex; others exchange theirs in the examination hall through examination malpractices. For some, the desire to look like the world has made them to lose their enviable relationship with God. Refuse to be another Reuben. Choose to be a Joseph. Where others have compromised and fallen, the grace of God will see you through.
CHALLENGE: Refuse to be slain where others have fallen.
PRAYER: Oh Lord, help me to be stable and unmovable.
FURTHER READING: 1Corinthians 15:58.