Sunday, January 22, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - The Source Of True Success






Sunday January 22nd

Bible Reading:     Psalm 27: 1 - 14

Topic:         The Source Of True Success

King David by all human standards was a successful man.

He was rich, had military might, wives and children and was adjudged the best and most successful King of Israel.

He was endeared to many within and outside his Kingdom.

Inspite of all these, David recognized his source of strength to be God - a view that may look foolish to those who have no relationship with God (1 Cor. 1: 18; Ps. 20: 7)

Men measure success by wealth, security and influence. They pursue it by all means and when they get it, they become arrogant, proud and even assume to be god in their lives.

In contrast, David knew that God was his source and this always kept him humble (verses 4, 8, 11). He saw God as the source of inspiration and security (vs. 1 - 3) The Lord meant everything in the world to him (vs. 10)

Our World today especially Nigeria, is characterized by materialism, embezzlement, cheating, insincerity, betrayals, immorality and all kinds of corruption.

Even the Church is not exempt from these dubious means to achieve success. However David's secret keeps whispering like an echo in the darkness to our conscience - 'Wait on the Lord - ---- Wait I say on the Lord." (vs. 14)

Prayer:
Lord teach me to say in You, it is well with my soul, Amen

Memory verse:   Ps. 27: 1
"The Lord is my Light and my Salvation, whom shall I fear? the Lord is the Strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?."

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

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