Sunday 27th January 2019
Seed of Destiny SCRIPTURE: And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men. Act 24:16.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Reverence for God is the secret of staying pure in life
Yesterday, we saw that reverence for God makes a person a reference point in life. Reverence for God is the secret of staying pure in life. Joseph did not fall into the trap of temptation and sin because of his reverence for God (Genesis 39:9).
Now, what are the implications of living in the reverential fear of God?
i. Living with a conscience that is alive (Act 24:16)
Those who are dedicated to God have a tender conscience. People who are not dedicated to God have a conscience that appears seared with hot iron (1 Timothy 4:2).
ii. Living to give God pleasure (2 Corinthians 5:9)
Living in the reverential fear of God is living to give God pleasure; people who are dedicated to God make giving pleasure to God the most important objective of their lives and existence. People who are not dedicated to God live to please themselves.
iii. Living to give glory to God (1 Corinthians 10:31, Isaiah 42:12)
When you live in the reverential fear of God, the actions of your life are carried out with the consideration of glorifying God. You do not do things if they do not glorify God.
iv. Saying ‘yes’ to what God says ‘yes’ to and saying ‘No’ to what God says ‘No’ to (Hebrews 6:3)
Living in the reverential fear of God means saying ‘yes’ to what God says ‘yes’ to and saying ‘no’ to what God says ‘no’ to. People who are not dedicated to God say ‘No’ to what God says ‘Yes’ to and say ‘Yes’ to what God says ‘No’ to.
Beloved, make up your mind to be dedicated to God by saying ‘Yes’ to what God says ‘Yes’ to. Reject what God rejects.
Remember this: Reverence for God is the secret of staying pure in life.
1. Go through today’s message once again.
2. Make up your mind to maintain a conscience that is alive and tender always.
PRAYER: O Lord I ask that You give me the grace to maintain a conscience that is alive and alert. Help me to respond to Your heartbeat always, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY READING: Exodus 4:1 to 5:21, Matthew 18:1 to 20, Psalm 22:19 to 31, Proverbs 5:15 to 21.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 27/01/1880 – Thomas Edison patented the first incandescent lamp.
AMAZING FACT: In the right conditions and lighting, humans can see the light of a candle from 14 miles away.
QUOTE: Sin is an attack on spirituality. An attack on a person’s prayer life is an attack on his relationship with God. Culled from PRINCIPLES AND POWER OF PRAYER by Dr Paul Enenche.
Source: Seed of Destiny Daily Devotional