Tuesday 13th November 2018
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It pays to serve God but it costs to serve the devil.
Sin is a destroyer and a person’s wrong desires are the keys to his destruction. A person’s wrong passion is the foundation for his temptation. That is why you must war against any wrong passion trying to creep into your life so that the devil does not use it as bait against you.
Some people’s uncontrollable passion is for money. They love money like Judas Iscariot. When the devil wanted to destroy Judas for instance, he tempted him with money. When he wanted to pull down David and Solomon, he used women. A local adage says, ‘What is sweet in the mouth of a goat is what would kill it’.
Beloved, sinful pleasure comes with a cost. It pays to serve God but it cost to serve the devil. There is no compromise without cost and there is no sinful pleasure without pay both in time and in eternity.
A person who drinks alcohol may be excited at the point of drinking it, but after a short time, he loses control of himself; after a while, the alcohol would begin to affect his marriage and family, then his health which may lead to death.
People have lost their jobs, destinies and lives on the platform of immoral affairs, stealing, etc.
Beloved, is that pleasure worth the pay? Is that compromise worth the cost? Think about it!
Remember this: It pays to serve God but it cost to serve the devil.
1. Examine your life and make amends where necessary.
2. Turn down every invitation to sin or compromise.
3. Make demands on the grace of God to live a holy life.
PRAYER: O Lord, I cannot live without You. Please help me Lord to live right in this sinful world, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Ezekiel 27:1 to 28:26, Hebrews 11:17 to 31, Psalm 111:1 to 10, Proverbs 27:15 to 16
QUOTE: Whatever brings separation between man and God signals danger and invites destruction into his (man’s) life and destiny. Culled from 22 LAWS OF LIFE VOL. 2 by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: Ants never sleep. Also they don’t have lungs.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 13/11/2012 – A total solar eclipse occurred in parts of Australia and the South Pacific.
Source: Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional