EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
FRIDAY, JULY 2ND, 2021
TEXT: PROVERBS 24:30-33
30) I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
31) And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
32) Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.
33) Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
KEY VERSE: PROVERBS 17:21
He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
King Solomon passed by the vineyard of a man lacking understanding and when he looked, he saw that the walls of the vineyard had been broken down. The walls that prevented animals from entering in had been broken down because there was no repair or no maintenance. He saw that the vineyard was overgrown with weeds. The bad condition of this vineyard was because the vineyard was abandoned by its owner. As he looked at it, he knew who the owner of the vineyard was – a lazy man! He was one that loved sleep, leisure, and pleasure, and did not want to fatigue himself. His vineyard brought shame and reproach to him.
If your child is a foolish child or a wayward child, you will have no pleasure in him. You will be in sorrow. But then, what caused the child to be a fool? You were responsible! You did not care for that child who was graciously given to you.
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
A stubborn, wicked and disobedient child, causing trouble in the house and in the society is a grief to the father. He causes bitterness of heart to his mother. Many parents today are in sorrow because of their children. The enemy is plaguing families and marriages a lot in this area. Many parents wish they never had children because of the wayward life of their children. They are always being put to shame. A mother will go into her room and cry because people often meet her and say, “So that stubborn child is your son? Take care of your son!” The mother is in shame; she is in bitterness. Because of the activities of Satan that have increased greatly in these last days, families, parents and the society are spending their time in sorrows. Even brothers and sisters, children of the same father and mother are lamenting because of the behaviour of their siblings. Come, weep with this man in the book of Lamentation.
For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: That child is a precious gift from God. Handle him with care.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Train up your child, in the way he should, so when he is old…..
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Job 23-25; Acts 10:24-48
PASTOR PAUL RIKA