Thursday, July 13, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Fulfilling God's Purpose With Human Wisdom

Thursday July 13

Bible Reading:     Gen. 27: 18 - 29
Topic:                  Fulfilling God's Purpose With Human Wisdom

God promises us blessings and favour but will never condone our trying to gain them by ungodly means.

What Rebekah did not know was that God could still have fulfilled His purpose for Jacob without her assistance.

Knowing that her husband was vulnerable because of his poor sight, Rebekah used her intimate knowledge of him to ensure that Jacob got the blessing.

Jacob lied to his father twice by claiming that he was Esau and that he came back quickly because God granted him success.

Like Jacob many Christians today attribute their success procured illegitimately to God's favour and blessing.

Though Jacob got the blessing, he suffered the consequences of his lies.
He fled for his life, gave up his possessions and comfort and had to spend years in exile. Even his mother Rebekah did not ever see her son again.

Jacob's experience should be a lesson to all believers.

God has promised us untold blessings but we must wait for Him to fulfill His promises His own Way and in His own Time.

It is such blessing from God that makes rich without adding sorrows and it's worth waiting for.

Wait for Him and you will have nothing to regret

Lord, help me to solely depend on You, Your blessings and Your Time, Amen.

Memory Verse             Gen. 27: 22
"And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said: The voice is Jacbo's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau."

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

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