EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 15TH, 2022
TEXT: PROVERBS 25:16 & 27
(16) Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.
(27) It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.
KEY VERSE: PROVERBS 22:3
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
Family planning is essential to control child bearing. The couple therefore must seek medical advice. The method must not be the one that kills an already formed child. Whatever method you use, it should not be the one that makes you a murderer. Medical advice becomes important here because, “Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors, they are established”. Proverbs 15:22.
Some say, they use withdrawal method so that the semen is not spilled inside the woman but outside, and in that way, they are able to control situations. What caused the slaying in Genesis 38:8-9 is wickedness, for refusing to do good to a fellow man and for hardening the heart. It is not that when your semen falls out, you have sinned. If the method of withdrawal serves you, that is okay, go ahead. It is not wickedness against your wife or wickedness against any other person. It is because you want to keep to the scriptural wisdom that advised you, in order to control the number of children you have. It is not a sin.
Hast thou found honey? Eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.
Some use condom. It is okay if it satisfies you. In all, any method which is suitable to both the man and the woman and is not an offence against God, particularly not killing an already formed child, that is advised, that is clean, that is righteous, is accepted. You may say, ‘this method will affect me, it is risky and it will do this and that’. Tell me the thing in life that is not risky; what is that thing in life that you do that lacks risk? Even drinking water is risky if you do not drink with care, it might go through the wrong way and choke. Risk is part of life but we manage risks and move forward and live. Therefore, use that method which is suitable to the woman but wisdom must come into it also. It is not wise for you to say, ‘let us go to remove the womb’. The woman is still young and in the events of life, the husband may die and she may need to marry another man. So why are you removing the womb? Who has told the two of you that you will live together till old age? Take it to God in prayer, He will guide you. The Lord wants your peace. Exercise wisdom.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Always seek for godly counsel and don’t perish in your ignorance.
SONG FOR THE DAY: My God knows the way through the wilderness, all I have to do is to follow Him…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Genesis 36-37; Matthew 12:1-21
PASTOR PAUL RIKA