SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2018.
TEXT: “And he removed from thence and digged another well, and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, for now the Lord hath made room for us and we shall be fruitful in the land” (Genesis 26:22).
It is by God’s special opportunities that we can make it in life. The name REHOBOTH says it all. It means the God of opportunities or the God who makes room for our fruitfulness and success. Opportunities are chances or favour not merited or pre-arranged. It includes gifts and other provisions given you to enjoy at the expense of someone else. According to Winston Churchill, “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Youth time bubbles with opportunities, but many youths waste theirs. Being saved from sin early in life is one of those opportunities. It also builds for you a great character and respectable reputation. As a youth you are loaded with fewer cares and re sponsibilities, schooling and early learning is thus made easier. Parental care, provision and moral support are lavished upon you by all around at this tender age. Everybody seems to delight in your future. Daniel used his opportunities well and became very responsible and a great man for God and the Babylonian empire. Desire to be like Daniel.
CHALLENGE: Never allow dissuasion from the ungodly.
PRAYER: Lord give me grace to seek you first.
FURTHER READING: Deuteronomy 8:18.
Source: Higher Everyday Devotional