Saturday, April 7, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : My flesh trembles for fear of you. I am afraid of your judgments. Psalms 119 : 120
LISTEN : God is awesome and worthy of praise and reverence. He should be feared in all the earth. His presence should instill awe in us. There is none like Him in all the earth in power, glory, might, holiness, greatness, wisdom and the likes. His faithfulness is for all generations of those who fear Him. Those who know the Lord trembles at His presence in reverential fear. Not just because He can kill, but because He is good. They bow and worship at His feet in awe for there is none like Him in power and authority. In our verse of the day the Psalmist said, ” My flesh trembles for fear of you. I am afraid of your judgments.” (Psalms 119 : 120). Truly, the righteous knows that God’s judgment on sin is fierce, and therefore will do everything possible to avoid it.
That is why he (psalmist) said, “I am afraid of your judgments.” Beloved, are you afraid of God’s judgement? If you are, have you considered your ways? It is disastrous to dishonour, despise and undermine God. He who kindle a fire of contempt against God will be consumed by same. God should be revered because His sword of judgment is against the wicked and those who disrespect Him. The Bible holds good numbers of people who disrespected God and got punished. People like, Adam and Eve, Cain, Pharaoh of Egypt, Achan, Nebuchadnezzar, etc. (Genesis 3 : 16 – 19 ; 4 : 9 – 13 ; Joshua 7 : 24 – 26 ; Daniel 4 : 33 – 34). Henceforth, honour and revere God because He is a good God and deserves our praise. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not disrespect God in any way, rather honour and worship Him.
2. Do not wait to receive His punishment before you learn, rather learn from mistakes of others.
3. Do whatever you can do to avoid God’s wrath and be holy to Him.
4. Acknowledge the supremacy of God and serve Him with awe.
Daily Prayer : Almighty God, you are mightier than all. I worship you today because you are worthy of praise. Help me to be loyal and obedient to you, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, always honour and revere God because He is a good God and deserves our praise. Be wise!
Daily Reflection : It is disastrous to dishonour, despise and undermine God. His sword of judgment is against the wicked and those who disrespect Him.
Daily Quote : ” An awesome God deserves awesome treatment, for he who kindles a fire of contempt against God will be consumed by same.”
Today In History : April 7, 1712 A slave revolt breaks out in New York City.
Say This : Today, I confess that God is awesome and deserves my honour and praise. Therefore, I will serve and worship Him with fear and trembling as long as I live, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may you render to God the honour He deserves; and may God bless you in return, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the longest time a person has been in a coma is 37 years?
(Only For Those who are Yet to Acknowledge Jesus Christ As Lord And Saviour)
Please Say This Prayer:
Almighty God, I thank you for this opportunity. I know I am a sinner, and I cannot help myself. Forgive my sin and accept me as your own. Today, I acknowledge Jesus Christ as my Lord and personal Saviour. The evil I used to do, I will do them no more. Henceforth, I offer myself as instrument of righteousness to you. Thank you because I am born again, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Praise God! You Are Now Born Again
THEN DO THE FOLLOWING THINGS:
> Having been saved, look for a Bible believing church and fellowship with the brethren to sustain your faith.
> Read the Bible and meditate in the word of God on a daily basis.
> Pray daily and dedicate yourself to the LORD’s service.
GOD BLESS YOU