EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020
TEXT: 2 SAMUEL 12: 9-11
KEY VERSE: Galatians 6:8 - For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
The repercussions of sin are terrible. Even the society sometimes suffers because of the sin of one man. Today’s devotional text talks about the punishment that followed the sins of David. God was the one that built a hedge around him as Satan revealed concerning Job. However, when it came to doing this wickedness of taking another man’s wife, sleeping with her, and subsequently killing her husband, the Lord punished him. Although David repented later, he still had to suffer the consequences of his actions. One of the repercussions was that his neighbor shall sleep with his wives publicly.
Job remained faithful and righteous even at the peak of his trials and when he was in sickness. Although his wife hated his body because of the boils on him, and he could not sleep with her; Job told God that if he had slept with any man’s wife then let another man sleep with his wife. There is always a repercussion to any action done in mischief. For you that go about giving yourself to men, are you aware of the danger you are opening to your family, your daughters, and your children in doing that evil? God has been defending, but now your carelessness has weakened the hands of God such that He had to remove His protection and cover over your life and family. The weight of sin is too great. Don’t let Satan entice you with the pleasure of sin. Don’t yield to the enticement from sinners or women advertising themselves and selling their bodies without money. Don’t listen to the sweet voice of any man to corrupt your life and bring sin, shame, and defilement to you.
The shame and embarrassment of sin when the sinner is discovered is great. The Bible says your sin shall find you out. You are doing it now and you feel nobody knows. But, when pregnancy comes to you as a young girl, your secret is uncovered and all efforts to abort the pregnancy will fail. It has come out and shame will follow. You may be forced to leave school. What a shame!
Thought for the day: Don’t let Satan entice you with the pleasure of sin.
Song for the day: I am ready to obey Thy word...
Bible reading for the day: Jeremiah 11-13; 1 Timothy 4
PASTOR PAUL RIKA