EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY:
PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
DATE: SUNDAY MAY 16th 2021
TEXT: Genesis 37: 5-11
Key verse: Luke 22: 31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
God gave Joseph a dream that he will be great in the future, that he will be greater than his brethren and that his parents and siblings will all depend on him in future. He told his brethren but Satan was there hearing him and Satan meant to frustrate that vision of God. At first, he wanted to kill Joseph through his brothers when his father sent him to enquire of their welfare, but later they threw him into a pit before finally selling him off as a slave to Egypt.
Satan wanted to destroy Joseph’s dream, so he stirred up his brothers against him. However when they grabbed Joseph, he manifested wisdom by not resisting or fighting back with his youthful strength.
Eventually they sold him to Egypt. He did not run away from his masters. That would have been evil because he was already bought with money. He was ready for the slavery.
They sold Joseph to Potiphar and he was faithful. Satan came through Potiphar’s wife, one of the most beautiful women in Egypt at that time as history says. Joseph too was an handsome young man.
Satan used her against Joseph to tempt him and remove righteousness from him and destroy his dreams, but he manifested great wisdom in rejecting sinful pleasures. The most beautiful woman offered her body freely to him but Joseph said he would not do wickedness and sin against God.
She grabbed him for immorality, but he left his cloth with her and ran away. Wisdom! That was his wisdom to reach the throne and wear the crown. They threw him into prison still he remained faithful.
Ask of wisdom for your children. David had told Solomon about wisdom even before Solomon asked God for wisdom. David charged him to handle certain matters with wisdom because knowledge is sweet to him that has understanding.
Solomon was instructed in wisdom and needed more, so lead your children in the way of wisdom. Plead with your family to follow the path of wisdom.
Thought for the day: Wisdom makes a leader know how to control, inspire or direct human behaviors appropriately.
Song for the day: Unto Thee O Lord, do I lift up my soul....
Bible reading for the day: 2 Kings 15-17; John 6:1-21
PASTOR PAUL RIKA