Monday, January 9, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Entering God's Rest

Monday January 9th

Bible Reading:     Heb. 4: 1- 13

Topic:         Entering God's Rest

The year 2017 holds a lot of promises from God Who never forsakes His Children (Heb. 13: 5)

For many years, our Nation has been going through innumerable challenges - ranging from insecurity to economic instability - resulting in untold hardship for our People.

There is a promise of REST (Salvation e.t.c) for the People of God (Matt. 11: 28)

The Israelites had hope of entering the Promised Land; yet many died without entering it as a result of their DISOBEDIENCE to God's commandments. God was angry with them and so prevented them from entering it.

The writer of Hebrews is sending a clear warning to this generation that we should not trifle with the Grace of God or be disobedient to His commandments.

Jesus said "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My Word" (John 14: 23

This is not about "sinless perfection" - since no one can live a sinless life - but about "willful disobedience" of which the Children of Israel were guilty as charged.
Let us be cautious of unbelief (faithlessness) and disobedience (indiscipline) in our walk with God this year.

It cost His People - the generation that came out of Egypt - entrance into the Promised Land (Heb. 4: 2, 6)

Determine that you will walk diligently before God (Ps. 119: 4; Prov. 22: 29) this year with the Messiah Who has been revealed to us (Heb. 1: 1 - 3), so nothing can block the blessings which God has laid in store for you this year

Prayer:       Lord Jesus, Your Promises are forever sure. Give me the grace to unlock the promise of rest as I diligently (carefully and thoughtfully) walk with you this year. May I have no part in unbelief and disobedience as You make Yourself manifest to me.

Memory verse:     "For the Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and spirit and of the joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Heb. 4: 12

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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