Saturday, September 30, 2017.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. Psalms 25 : 10
LISTEN: God never fails His promises, He is as faithful as He was since the creation of the world. (Numbers 23 : 19 ; James 1 : 17). He never fails anyone who remains obedient and faithful to Him. Truly, obedience and faith in God are the protection and security of the righteous. Those who are faithful and obedient to Him cannot beg for His mercy and protection, because He gives it to them naturally. (Psalms 34 :15). God surround His people with love, mercy, kindness, protection, peace, grace, and the likes. When the obedient erred and repent of the error of His way, the Lord forgives him because he (the obedient) does not delight in evil. Beloved, there is nothing that can compare with the gain of serving God. Obviously, the beauty of life is in rendering a sincere service to God. It is our faithful and loyal service to Him that attracts His protection and mercy to us. Those who choose to disobey God will certainly forfeit their mercy.
Beloved, are you obedient to God? Do you respect and honour His will? Do you know that disobedience to Him will rob you of His love and mercy, and expose you to Satan’s attack and manipulation? Do you equally know that when you are obedient and faithful to Him you will attract His love and mercy? Our Bible verse of the day says, ” All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.” (Psalms 25 : 10). The NEW ENGLISH TRANSLATION puts it this way, ” The LORD always proves faithful and reliable to those who follow the demands of his covenant.” (Psalms 25 : 10 ; Romans 10 : 11). Beloved, are you following the demands of His covenant, or you have made the decision to neglect it? Beloved, do not forget that when you choose to disobey and disrespect God you will surely lose His love and mercy. So watch yourself and follow the will of God for your life.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not disobey or disrespect God for you will consequently lose His love and mercy.
2. Determine to follow the demands of God’s covenant and enjoy His love and mercy.
3. Be faithful to God and He will be faithful to you all the time.
4. Determine to render sincere and faithful service to God and be blessed in return.
Daily Task: Beloved, do not forget that when you choose to disobey and disrespect God you will surely lose His love and mercy. So obey and honour Him no matter what.
Daily Reflection: Those who are faithful and obedient to God cannot beg for His mercy, provision and protection, because He gives it to them naturally.
Daily Prayer: Blessed Father, I thank you for today, help me to be faithful and obedient to you, and in turn receive your mercy and protection in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may the grace to be obedient and faithful to God be given to you. May your obedience and Faithfulness to Him be amply rewarded, in Jesus’ name.
Daily Quote: The beauty of life is in obeying God, because faith and obedience to God are the protection and security of the righteous.
Today In History: September 30, 1846. The first anesthetized tooth extraction is performed by Dr. William Morton in Charleston, Massachusetts.