Monday, May 29, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Do The Right Thing

Monday May 29

Bible Reading:     2 Kings 1: 1 - 10
Topic:         Do The Right Thing

Anything in life that takes one away from God invariably brings the person closer to the devil.

We are at the greatest risk when we allow sin or evil practices to separate us from God.

King Ahaziah set a very bad example in today's reading. He neglected the God of Israel and went to consult Baalzebub, the god of Ekron for his health challenges. God did not take this act of unbelief and stubborn idolatory lightly and sent Elijah to deliver His message to the King. Through Elijah, God told him that what he feared would come upon him, he would not recover from his illness, instead of repenting and asking for God's help, he became confrontational and by so doing brought doom to his messengers.

Today, many of us are like Ahaziah, consulting different types of gods in times of challenges.

Some even build altars for these strange gods, yet they still claim to belong to the body of Christ.

Innocent people suffer and die because of our indiscretion.

Watch your commitment closely. God may not allow you to continue with that deceit.

You can never deceive God.

God is really watching your actions, especially your secret life.

Cast me not away from Your Presence oh Lord,  restore my joy of salvation and renew Your Spirit within me, Amen.

Memory Verse             2 Kings 1: 10
"And Elijah answered and said to the Captain of the fifty, If I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty"

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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