daily devotional guide

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  • Monday:

     

     

    DO NOT BE A PARTY TO EVIL

    Judges 9:1-5

    In the world, there are people with evil intentions who can go to any length to get what they want even at the expense of other people. This is a terrible way of life and no child of God should possess things through evil ways. Worse still, there are people who help or assist others to do evil and hurt others. This attitude is also sinful before God.

    Abimelech wanted to be made king in Israel, so he went to the people of Shechem (his maternal home), and they conspired to undo the children of Jerubbaal. After he told them about the evil thing he was going to do, rather than discouraging him, they gave him full support and encouraged him to go and take the throne by force. He killed all the seventy sons of his father (Gideon). Only the youngest son, Jotham, survived because he hid himself.

    Child of God, what do you do when you are enticed or lured to join other people to do that which is evil in the sight of God? Do you accept and join the evil people to wreck havoc or do you insist on doing the right thing? Do not be a party to evil, even though you are the only person standing for the truth. Always hold on to that which is right and your Heavenly Father will be pleased with you.

    MEDITATION:

    The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the Lord but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness (Proverbs 15:9).

    PRAYERS POINT:

    1. Repent and ask God to forgive you in any way you have joined in planning evil against any one
    2. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to give you grace and strength to always do the right things.

     

        

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  • Tuesday:

     

     

    LET GOD FIGHT FOR YOU

    JUDGES 9:6-57

    To fight means to make a strenuous effort to do, obtain, achieve, or defend something. It also means to make vigorous effort to or oppose resist or overcome something or somebody. People are faced with oppositions from other people that require them to fight back or defend themselves. It is best to always allow God to fight all your battles for you, because fighting for oneself does not often produce the right result.

    When Jotham, the only surviving son of Gideon, heard that Abimelech has been made king by his mother’s people, he went and stood on the top of mount Gerizin and lifted up his voice and cried. He did not go to fight the people of Shechem. He made some declarations and left the matter in God’s hands. Much later, God turned the people of Shechem and Abimelech against each other.

    Likewise when you are confronted with serious challenges, the first and most important thing to do is go to God in prayers. If you try to do things your own way, you might end up making a bad situation worse. Allow every case requiring vengeance in the Lord’s hands. He is a God of vengeance. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord” (Romans 12:19). He is the one who knows the best way to fight your battles in order to give you the deserved victorious. Withdraw the wrong steps or decisions you’ve taken, and trust and rely on God; you will be glad you did.

    MEDITATION:  

    The Lord will fight for you and you shall hold your peace.

    PRAYER POINT:

    1. Ask for the grace to allow God to always fight for you.
    2. Hand over every challenging situation to God to handle for you and your family


     

     

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  • Wednesday:

       

     

    BEING AT THE RIGHT PLACE

    Ruth 1:1-5

    It was important to be at the right place at the right time if you want to achieve a set goal. If you do not locate where you ought to be at a given time, you might end up getting into trouble or missing out on what God has planned for you.

    Once upon a time when Judges were ruling in Israel, there was famine in the land.  Elimelech took his wife Naomi and two sons, Mahlon and Chillion, and left for Moab so as to escape from the famine.  He did not enjoy Moab for long before he ended up dead.  His two sons died also after getting married to two Moabite women, Orpah and Ruth. Naomi was left alone with her daughters - in - laws.

    We are not supposed to allow our circumstances control us without seeking the mind of God concerning what we want or where we want to go. You should not struggle to run out of your country to go abroad just because your friends have gone or run away from your parents house because things are not working out very well at that time. Patiently wait there until God directs you on the best thing to do or the best direction to go that will take you to place where you can get what you are looking for.

    MEDITATION:

    In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.

    PRAYER POINT:

    Pray for the grace to know God’s mind so that you can be at the right place always. 

     

     

     

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  • Thursday:

       

     

                                                                                 RETURN TO YOUR PLACE                                                                            

    Ruth 1:6-7, 19-22

    To return means to come or go back to a previous place, subject, activity or condition. Sometimes, you can be involved in doing something which takes you outside your usual position or location. If you realize that where you are is not favourable or suitable for you, it necessary to return to your normal place.

    Naomi, heard that the Lord has visited the people of Israel and given them bread after the severe famine. She decided to leave Moab and return back to the land of Judah. Just like Naomi, when you come to the realization that things are not really going on well with you, because of what you are doing or where you are, there is need to reflect seriously and make the necessary changes.

    Are you really serving God faithfully and in the place where you should be? Are you still sweeping the house of God or singing in the choir or did you need leave for one reason or the other? There is need to return to the place God expects you to be. Wait patiently because God will surely come at the right time and make everything better.

    MEDITATION:

    When you find yourself in the wrong place, do you stay there and remain ashamed and frustrated or do you go back to the right place you should be?

    PRAYER POINT:

    Ask the Lord to give you the inner strength to make the necessary changes at every given point in time.

     

     

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  • Friday:

                                                             

                                                                              CLING UNTO THE GOOD                                                                          

    Ruth 1:8-18

    To cling means to hold tightly or to stick to and refuse to stop holding. When you discover something good somewhere or in somebody, it is advisable to get hold of or cling to that good virtue, thing or person and never let go of it nor allow it to be taken away from you.

    After the death of her husband, as Naomi was returning back to Israel, she persuaded and encouraged her daughters – in – law to go back to their families. Orpah listened and went back but Ruth clung unto Naomi. She told Naomi that she will go with her wherever she goes, accept her people and serve her God. Ruth did this because she had seen that the God was the Almighty God and it was better to serve that God than to go back to worship the gods of the Moabite.

    If you are involved in doing something good like serving or helping and assisting people, no matter how much discouragement you get, continue to do that good thing. Insist on doing the right thing like Ruth. Hold fast unto every good way of life that you have learned from godly people and the Lord will not you go unfulfilled. He will surely bless you.

    MEDITATION:

    Is there anything that can separate you from the true God? Let nothing keep you from that true way of life.

    PRAYER POINT:

    Pray for God to help you identify and hold fast unto the good things that you have received.


     

     

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  • Saturday:

      

     

                                                                                    DO NOT STAY IDLE                                                                                

    RUTH 2:1-3

    To be idle means not working, not active or doing nothing.   It also means not useful. The idle mind, they say, is the devil’s workshop. It is important to be busy doing the right thing that will be beneficial to you and other people close to you.

    After Naomi and Ruth came back, Ruth did not just sit down waiting for people to serve her. She went out in search of something to do to earn a living. She told Naomi that she wanted to go and pick up grains in the farm of Boaz, who is a wealthy man from Naomi’s husband’s family. Naomi permitted her to go and she started going there to work.

    You should always humble yourself and serve others or get involved in doing something. Be ready to render a helping hand to people in need. If Ruth had not gone to work, it might be very difficult for them to get what to eat or raise money to take care of their basic needs.

    Always look out for what you can do in the house of God, and do it willingly. Do not wait to be forced or work with eye – service. Do it as unto the Lord and our heavenly father will bless you beyond your expectations.

    MEDITATION: Whatsoever your hand findeth to do, do it with all your might.

    PRAYER POINT: Pray for God to give you a heart to willingly do his work so that you will not miss what he has planned for you.

     

     

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  • Sunday:

         

    THE REWARD OF DELIGENCE

    RUTH 2:4-14

    Reward means something desirable given in return for what somebody has done.  It is a benefit obtained as a result of an action taken or a job done. Diligence means persistent and hard-working effort in doing something. A diligent person put in his best in what he does to get an excellent result. There is hardly anyone who is diligent with his work that does not get a good reward.

    Ruth was a woman who did not play with what she did. She worked so hard

    at the farm that she was noticed by Boaz who demanded to know who she was.  When He heard her story, he encouraged her to continue working on his farm and also told his workmen to help her by purposely dropping some ears of corn for her to pick. Ruth found favour before Boaz due to her commitment.

    The Bible makes us to understand that whatsoever a man sows, that is what he will reap. If we sow laziness and slothfulness, of course he will eat the fruit of laziness which lack, want and poverty. But a man who is diligent in all his ways will increase to the point where he will eat before kings and not before ordinary men. You should strive to be diligent always because this attracts God’s approval.

    MEDITATION:                                    

    The lazy will always suffer want but the diligent person will person will enjoy abundance.

    PRAYER POINT:

    Ask for the strength to be truly committed to what everything you do especially your work for God 

     

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