Thursday, January 25, 2018.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: Go away from the foolish man, for you will not see the lips of knowledge. Proverbs 14 : 7
LISTEN: Time is wasted when it is spent on anything or, with anyone that would not add value to one’s life. Life is designed by God to be useful and productive. It is precious and should be spent judiciously. (Ephesians 5 : 16 ; Colosians 4 : 5). However, it is up to everyone of us to choose how to spend our times and lives. Where, and with whom you spend your time is necessary to what you make out of your life. The people you choose to spend your time with can either add value to your life or devalue you. Many destinies and lives have been ruin by wrong associations. He who chooses to allow the wrong person into his life should be prepared for disasters that comes with it. Thankfully, the bible has given us a way to escape this tragedy and the waste of our time and life.
Our verse of the day says, ” Go away from the foolish man, for you will not see the lips of knowledge.” (Proverbs 14 : 7). This can be simply put, ” Stay away from foolish people, because they will not be able to teach you anything useful.” Beloved, this is an advice you must not reject if you want to be useful to yourself, God and others. Do not waste your time on anything or, with anyone who cannot influence you positively. Runaway from anyone who rejects and hates God and His word. (Proverbs 1 : 10 ; 1Peter 2 : 11). They will lure you into evil lifestyles. Avoid anyone who does not have the fear of God. A person without the fear of God will spend his time propagating Satan’s agenda. Beloved, where you cannot get knowledge and wisdom to do the will of God, avoid the place. For the lips that cannot produce knowledge and wisdom, certainly will produce folly and imprudence. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not be a friend to anyone who rejects and hates God. Rather speak to them about God.
2. Resist Satan’s attempt through his agents to lure you into evil practices.
3. Watch people’s actions and words, and do not hesitate to runaway from anyone who cannot influence you positively.
4. Be wise in choosing your associates lest you ruin yourself by wrong associations.
Daily Prayer: Heavenly Father, time and life belong to you. Help me to spend my time on earth wisely, and to live my life to the glory of your name, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task: Beloved, learn to stay away from foolish people, because they will not be able to teach you anything useful. Be wise!
Daily Reflection: Avoid anyone who does not have the fear of God; for a person without the fear of God will spend his time propagating Satan’s agenda.
Daily Quote: He who chooses to allow the wrong person into his life should be prepared for the disasters that comes with it.
Today In History: January 25, 1955 Columbia University scientists develop an atomic clock that is accurate to within one second in 300 years.
Say This: Today, I confess that time and life belong to you, LORD. You give it daily to us for our own good. Therefore, I will spend mine wisely henceforth. Lord, help me to always spend my time on earth wisely, and to live my life to the glory of your name, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may you not be deceived to waste your time and life on the earth. May God help you to spend your time and the remaining part of your life to the glory of His name, in Jesus’ name.
Stunning Fact: Did you know that the only continent with no active volcanoes is Australia?