Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Mind What You Swear For

Wednesday June 28

Bible Reading:     Gen. 21: 22 - 34
Topic:         Mind What You Swear For

God so prospered Abraham that Abimelech the King of the Philistines where he dwelt acknowledged and decided to enter into a covenant with him and not deal falsely with him or his offspring in future.

When God's dealing with you is not yet shown to unbelievers, you needn't fret or be anxious. Call on Him to manifest it. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity, Jabez cried out to God to bless him and God did (1 Chron. 4: 9 - 10)

Looking critically at the action of Abraham in swearing before King Abimelech and entering into a covenant with him, there's a lesson to learn.

We should not be quick to enter into agreements with others especially with people we don't know or have no knowledge of who they really are and other subject matters that can be controversial or prove difficult to handle by our succeeding generations.

Abraham thought he could help Abimelech's posterity to deal with his own descendants in peace and prosperity but far from it. History was to prove this as most unhelpful and wrong.

Lord , help me to avoid entering into treaties and covenants You have not approved for me, Amen.

Memory Verse             Gen. 21: 23
"Now therefore, swear unto me (Abimelech) here by God that thou (Abraham) wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me and the land wherein thou has sojourned."

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

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