daily devotional guide

Please, tap or click on appropriate day of the week, and prayerfully get nourished by meditatively reading the corresponding bible devotional content.

  • Monday:

     

     

     

    PAINFUL EXPERIENCE

    Job 3:1-10

    Job says, “Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble” (Job 14:1). Job had bitter experience of life and the devil seriously dealt with him to the point, according to our Bible passage today, he has to curse the day of his birth. Job indeed, regrets being born into this world. He found nothing interesting in this world. He rather preferred to die than live any longer. Job was full of pains and agony; his joy and strength disappeared. He was indeed a man of sorrow, clothed with grief and forsaken by all. Job according to our Bible passage caused the day he was born instead of cursing God, or blaming God for all that befallen him.

    Let us take the flood situation in Rivers State, Bayelsa and some other States in Nigeria in the year 2012 as example; do you think that the people affected by this flood were the worst sinners or that it is their fault that flood carried away their houses, farmlands and other important possessions? No this is happening so that men will learn to fear God, and that at the end His name will be glorified, just like the time of Noah in the ark.

    MEDITATION:

    “I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help” (Psalm 121:1).

    PRAYER POINTS:

    1. Ask God to help you to keep trusting Him even in time of trouble.
    2. Pray that God will not allow you to alter any word that will offend Him when you are passing through trials of life.
    3. Pray that God will cause you to remain faithful in the face of adversity.

      

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  • Tuesday:

     

     

     

     

    JESUS: THE SAVIOUR OF SINNERS

     

    Luke 5:27-32

     

    In Luke chapter 19:10 Jesus Christ said: “for the son of Man is come to seek and to save that which is lost”. In another scripture, Jesus said  I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance (Luke 5:32). Above verses confirms that our Lord Jesus Christ’s mission on earth is to save sinners and to show us the way of righteousness. One day Jesus called Levi, a publican (tax collector) to come and follow Him. He obeyed and that marked the beginning of his righteousness walk the Lord Jesus Christ.

     

    Levi was able to take the most important decision for every living soul. He decided to live every ungodly living and follow the righteous ways of Jesus Christ. Have you made a decision or you are still undecided? The bible says “today, if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness” (Hebrews 3:7-8). Jesus followed Levi to his house where he hosted Jesus with his colleagues Publicans and sinners. Jesus love sinners and want to save them at all cost including giving up His life for them: “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

     

    There must be opposition in the course of our trying to save the sinners, just as the Pharisees challenged the disciples of Jesus, questioning them on why they should eat with sinners and publicans. We always have the Pharisees around us and we should therefore be careful how we deal with them. We should be at alert knowing that the wicked that oppose the gospel of Christ are always around us. We should confront them with the word of God and stop them from discouraging men from hearing the word of God.  

     

    MEDITATION:

     

    “BeholdI stand at the door, and knock, if any hear my voice, and open the door, I will come to Him and sup with Him and he with me(Revelation 3:20).

     

    PRAYER POINTS:

     

    1             Pray that the Lord will forgive you of your sins as you confess them like Levi.

    2      Tell the Lord that you are ready to follow Him wherever He leads as you surrender your will to Him.. 

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  • Wednesday:

       

     

    RAPTURE

    Acts 1:9-11

    Rapture is the greatest event of all ages that the church is waiting for. It is the taking away (caught up) of all true believers in Christ to meet the Lord in air (1 Thessalonians 4:16). Christ, at the end of His first advent, was in like manner taken up prepared at all times. If you have not given your life to Christ today is another opportunity, Jesus said behold I stand at the door, and knock, if any man hear my voice, and open the door , I will come in to him and sup with him, and he with me (Revelation 3:20). Receive Him right now and live a holy life so as to meet the Lord in the air.

    The day of rapture is the day of great expectation for all believers. Rapture puts every true child of God on his toes towards a righteous living at all times. Apostle Paul once said, “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable” (1Corinthians 15:19). Rapture is the ultimate hope of all believers, therefore, prepare to meet your God and never miss this rapture.    

    MEDITATION:

    “……..Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus who was taken up from you into Heaven, will also come in like manner as you see Him go into heaven.”

    PRAYER POINT:

    1. Pray in line with the word of God as led now.
    2. Repent of any known sin and ask for mercy.
    3. Ask for grace to live daily with the consciousness of waiting for Christ.

     

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  • Thursday:

       

     

                                                                                 

    JOB: AN UPRIGHT MAN

    Job 1:8-11

    Can there be any man on this earth that is without blame? It might be difficult to find a man with such quality but hear what God says about Job: “And the Lord said unto satan, has thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God and escheweth evil” (Job 1:8). What a great credential that Job possesses. Can God testify of you as he did for Job?

    David in the psalm 17 vs. 3 says “thou has tried me and shall find nothing”. Whether you believe it or not you can live on this earth without blame just like job. Your life is really in your hand, how you live it, whether to the glory of God or man.

    God boasted of Job because He looked down on earth and found out that this man was perfect and a man that escheweth evil and also feared God. Can God boast of you and your household?

    When God boast of you, your enemy will look for excuse why God has done that, just like satan said to God, “Doth job fear God for nought? Has thou not made a hedge about him and about his house………” (Job 1:9-10). Job had protection on every side and God blessed the works of his hand. Job was upright to the point that even the devil challenged God to allow him to put forth his hand and touch him and see if Job will not cause Him to His face.

    God granted the devil’s request. As a result, all that Job had was destroyed in one day but Job was not moved but maintained his stand in God.

    We are to emulate the life of this kind of person and learn to be upright in everything we are doing so that God can protect, defend and preserve us like Job.

    MEDITATION:

    “And the Lord said unto satan, has thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man…..” (Job 1:8)

    PRAYER POINT:

    Pray that God will give you His grace to enable you be upright in His sight.

     

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  • Friday:

                                                             

                                                                              

     

    TOO HARD TO BEAR

     

    Job 1:13 -15

     

    There are times when problems come to us and we think they are too hard for us t bear. The loss of a loved one is so painful, the loss of all your possession in life, al that you have ever labored for gone down in just one day. It is more painful when they are none of your fault. It may be enough reason to cause God or cause one to stop serving God. But here we saw a man that was passing through this terrible situation but instead of causing God or stop to praise God he rather rose up rent his mantle shaved his head and fell down upon to worship God. Wow! Worshiping God in this midst of calamities.

     

    This is a man that understands that God is the one who gave him all that he had, and the power, and strength with which he has gotten all was from God.

     

    Job realized all that God has done for him and whom he was then said that he came to this world naked, without money, wealth and children. He also knew that he will return to his maker empty handed. Friend, you ought to know that the same thing applies to you and me; that we came naked to this world. When you are faced with any situation don’t think that the end of life has come. Some people when they have a little problem they will begin to complain “God has forgotten me; God is my sin more than any other persons’ sin? God why have you hated me so much that you are doing this to me”.

     

    Beloved, learn from Job who instead of complaining, he worshipped and praised God. It may not be easy but remember that God will see you through all that you are passing through.

     

    MEDITATION:

     

    In all this Job sinned not nor charged God foolishly (Job 1:22)

     

    PRAYER POINTS:

     

    1     Pray for God’s grace that will see you through in time of trouble.

     

    2     Ask the lord for wisdom and understanding heart to handle hard times.

     

    3     Pray for understanding to learn from every problem or affliction.

         Pray and ask God what learn you are to learn from such situation.  

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  • Saturday:

      

     

    THE WANDERER

    Job 2: 2-3

    The Birds of the air have their nests, the fishes are in the seas, animals have a place they stay and even man. The bible made us to understand that the devil is going to and fro in the earth and walking up and down on it (Job 1:7). The devil means no good for anybody, especially the children of God who serve Him in spirit and truth. He pretends as if he is everywhere and knows all things, no it is only God that is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent.

    The bible warns us to “be sober, vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeketh whom he may devour” (1 peter 5:8). Here, we are to note seriously the tricks of the devil, which includes vigilance; he is always at alert, always busy and focused on seeking who to bring down from the heavenly race. Having known this, what manner of person are you to be in being watchful and jealously guide your faith.

    To counter the wicked tricks of the devil, you should pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17) and never quench the spirit of God (1 Thessalonians 5:19). You should also be a man of the word; study it daily for therein lies your strength and power. The quantity of the word of God in you will determine your ability to resist the devil and his tricks.

    Beloved, do not be ignorant of the devices of the devil, know how he operates, his agents which are in the form of men or women. When you abide by all this, you will be able to stand tall as Job did. Job was not a careless man, he has been praying for his household, business and everything around him so when the enemy came God gave him permission to do all that he did but he did not have power over his life. Child of God be careful how you live your life.

    MEDITATION:

    Then Satan answered the lord, and said, from going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it (Job 1:7)

    PRAYER POINT:

    Pray against any sudden attack of the devil and his agents. 

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  • Sunday:

         

     

    CURSE GOD AND DIE

    Job 2:9-13

    Then said his wife unto him, dost thou still retain thine integrity? Curse God and die (Job 2:29)

    The above statement was made by Job’s wife after seeing her husband turned into a piece of near lunatic person, abandoned by all. She was fed up with him and forgot so soon who Job was, a man of integrity, upright, a man that loves God and eschews evil. Yet in the face of adversity, she forgot all that God can do and the power that God possess.

    Are you like job’s wife? Do you serve God when things are going well and abandon Him in times of difficulty? How do you react when things are going towards the contrary winds? Do you still depend on God or on your own power or intellect?

    Some women, just because their husband have lost their job and there is no money coming in as before, the children fees are not paid, the rents are there, the bills are accumulating to be settled and there is no hope in sight; they conclude that the only solution is to curse God and die. They lose hope and never believe that things may turn around.

    Brethren, be careful of what you say when difficulties come your way, mind how you address the situation or else you may be seen provoking God. Job refused to heed to his wife’s advice. “But he said unto her, Thou speaketh  as one of the foolish women speaketh, What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips” (Job 2:10). Jesus is always there for us, to encourage us when evil times come to us.

    MEDITATION:

    Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…….(Hebrews 12:2 )

    PRAYER POINT:

    Pray that God will give you grace to remain faithful in times of difficulty and want.

     

     

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