IS IT REALLY THEIR FAULT?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

Author: Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day: As he was walking along, he observed a man who had been blind from birth.
His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that caused him to be born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned. This happened so that God’s work might be revealed in him. John 9 : 1 – 3

LISTEN: How quick we are to judge others for their misfortunes and miseries. We are too quick to conclude that what people suffer is as a result of their sin and wickedness. Many are castigated, taunted and mocked today for delays in marriage and child birth; joblessness, sicknesses and diseases, tragedies, death of loved ones, loss of business, hardship, poverty, stagnation, etc. Beloved, but is it really their fault? Do you think they are responsible for what is happening to them? No doubt, some misfortunes and circumstances of life could be traced to their victims, but not all. Many suffer for what they know nothing about. Unfortunately, people conclude that they are responsible for their own misfortunes. Our verse of the day is a lesson to those of us who conclude that people suffer misfortune and tragedy just because of their wickedness.

The Bible says, ” As he was walking along, he observed a man who had been blind from birth.
His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that caused him to be born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned. This happened so that God’s work might be revealed in him. (John 9 : 1 – 3). The disciples of Jesus Christ saw a man who was born blind and asked if he or his parents were responsible for his condition. In response Jesus said, ” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned. This happened so that God’s work might be revealed in him.” (John 9 : 3) Beloved, are you criticised and mocked for your misfortunes? Have all concluded that you are responsible for your predicament? Not to worry! God will answer them. Just have faith in Him. His word says, ” Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.” (Psalms 34 : 19). No matter your afflictions God will manifest His glory in you. I assure you, what you are going through is just a test. Certainly, your test will be turned to a testimony soonest.

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not judge others by their misfortunes because they might not be responsible as you thought.
2. Do not castigate, taunt or mock others for their misfortunes because you may be wrong.
3. When you are mocked and castigated for your misery, pray to God and trust Him to vindicate you.
4. Do not worry yourself when men mock you. Rather determine to conquer all situations.

Daily Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you because you are my hope and defender. I know I cannot excuse myself from people’s accusations. Therefore, vindicate me today, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Daily Task: Beloved, no matter your afflictions always remember that God will manifest His glory in you. Therefore, be strong and courageous at all times.

Daily Reflection: Many are castigated, taunted and mocked today for delays in marriage and child birth; joblessness, sicknesses and diseases, tragedies, death of loved ones, loss of business, hardship, poverty, stagnation, etc. But is it really their fault? Think!

Daily Quote: Not all who suffer misfortunes and tragedies are responsible for them. Some are mere victims of circumstance.

Today In History: November 29, 1961 NASA launches a chimpanzee named Enos into Earth orbit.

SAY THIS: Today, I confess with my mouth, that I will not faint or lose hope. No matter the accusations, mockery and insults against me, I choose to be strong and victorious, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may you not faint or lose hope in life. No matter the accusations, mockery and insults against you, may you be strong and victorious, in Jesus’ name.

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