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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 1:11am On Jul 22, 2019
MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019


11. But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping,
and as she wept she stooped down and looked
into the tomb.
12. And she saw two angels in white sitting, one
at the head and the other at the feet, where the
body of Jesus had lain.
13. Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you
weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have
taken away my Lord, and I do not know where
they have laid Him.”
14. Now when she had said this, she turned
around and saw Jesus standing there, and did
not know that it was Jesus.
15. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you
weeping? Whom are you seeking?” She,
supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him,
“Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where
You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”
16. Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and
said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say,
17. Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I
have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to
My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to
My Father and your Father, and to My God and
your God.’ ”
18. Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples
that she had seen the Lord, and that He had
spoken these things to her.
John 20:11-18 NKJV

Early morning after Jesus had risen from the
dead, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb thinking
Jesus was still in the grave but on seeing that
His body was no longer in the grave, she stood
outside by the tomb weeping, thinking that some
persons had carried his body away. In verse 14,
Mary turns around and sees Jesus standing
there, but does not recognize Him. Even when
Jesus asks her woman, why are you weeping?
Whom are you seeking? Mary does not still
recognize Him. She thinks He is a gardener, and
asks Him to tell her the place he had kept the
body if He was the one who had taken it.
All through this time, Marys mind and eyes were
closed despite that Jesus had told them that He
would resurrect on the 3rd day. But immediately
Jesus said to her Mary, she recognized Him and
replied Rabboni or Teacher. The voice of Jesus
activated the spiritual antenna and opened the
spiritual eyes of Mary.
Sometimes in our lives, we may read or study
the word of God, but may not understand it. It
takes the intervention of God and God opening
our spiritual eyes to behold wondrous things out
of His word before we can understand it. When
God opens our eyes we will see opportunities
and understand more.

PRAYER: Ask God to reveal to you every
hidden treasure, help and benefits around you
which you need for your survival. Ask Him to
open your eyes to understand His word, and to
speak to you with the voice that raises the dead.
Sing stanza 1 of A&M 362
Revive thy work, oh Lord
Thy mighty arm make bare
Speak with the voice that wakes the dead
And make thy people hear.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 2:33am On Jul 23, 2019
TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019


1. I said, “I will guard my ways, Lest I sin with
my tongue; I will restrain my mouth with a
muzzle, While the wicked are before me.”
2. I was mute with silence, I held my peace even
from good; And my sorrow was stirred up.
3. My heart was hot within me; While I was
musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my
tongue: “
4. Lord , make me to know my end, And what is
the measure of my days, That I may know how
frail I am.
5. Indeed, You have made my days as
handbreadths, And my age is as nothing before
You; Certainly every man at his best state is but
vapor. Selah
6. Surely every man walks about like a shadow;
Surely they busy themselves in vain; He heaps
up riches, And does not know who will gather
7. “And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is
in You.
8. Deliver me from all my transgressions; Do not
make me the reproach of the foolish.
9. I was mute, I did not open my mouth, Because
it was You who did it.
10. Remove Your plague from me; I am
consumed by the blow of Your hand.
11. When with rebukes You correct man for
iniquity, You make his beauty melt away like a
moth; Surely every man is vapor. Selah
12. “Hear my prayer, O Lord , And give ear to my
cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a
stranger with You, A sojourner, as all my fathers
13. Remove Your gaze from me, that I may
regain strength, Before I go away and am no
Psalms 39:1-13 NKJV

Life on earth is not permanent, no matter how
many years a person lives. Indeed our lives are
very brief, and the more we stay on earth, the
less the number of days we have left. The more
the days, the closer we get to our graves.
In verse 4, David asked God to remind him how
brief his time on earth was; and the fact that his
days were numbered. This would make him to
know how frail he was. This request meant that
David understood that at the end of his days, he
would die. No wonder the bible says that man in
his best state is but vapour. (James 4:14). The
common denominator among all men is death,
for both rich and poor, wise and foolish, etc. Man
is frail.
Ironically people spend time, energy and
resources to secure and preserve their earthly
lives but give little or no attention to where they
will spend eternity. People build mansions on
earth for their short lived comfort but take no
thought about the permanent mansions that
Jesus has gone to prepare for His people in
Knowing how brief life is, we must pay more
attention to righteous and holy living. If you have
not received Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, do
it right now; do not delay, and you will have
assurance of eternal life in Gods eternal

PRAYER: Use the stanza 2 of A&M 27 as your

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 3:56am On Jul 24, 2019


1. I waited patiently for the Lord ; And He
inclined to me, And heard my cry.
2. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a
rock, And established my steps.
3. He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise
to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will
trust in the Lord .
4. Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his
trust, And does not respect the proud, nor such
as turn aside to lies.
5. Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful
works Which You have done; And Your thoughts
toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order;
If I would declare and speak of them, They are
more than can be numbered.
6. Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; My
ears You have opened.
Burnt offering and sin offering You did not
7. Then I said, “Behold, I come; In the scroll of
the book it is written of me.
8. I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your
law is within my heart.”
9. I have proclaimed the good news of
righteousness In the great assembly; Indeed, I do
not restrain my lips, O Lord , You Yourself know.
10. I have not hidden Your righteousness within
my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and
Your salvation; I have not concealed Your
lovingkindness and Your truth From the great
11. Do not withhold Your tender mercies from
me, O Lord ; Let Your lovingkindness and Your
truth continually preserve me.
12. For innumerable evils have surrounded me;
My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am
not able to look up; They are more than the hairs
of my head; Therefore my heart fails me.
13. Be pleased, O Lord , to deliver me; O Lord ,
make haste to help me!
14. Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual
confusion Who seek to destroy my life; Let them
be driven backward and brought to dishonor Who
wish me evil.
15. Let them be confounded because of their
shame, Who say to me, “Aha, aha!”
16. Let all those who seek You rejoice and be
glad in You; Let such as love Your salvation say
continually, “The Lord be magnified!”
17. But I am poor and needy; Yet the Lord thinks
upon me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do
not delay, O my God.
Psalms 40:1-17 NKJV

Waiting for somebody is one of the most difficult
things some people can experience. Instead of
going to the meeting venue on time and waiting
for others, some people choose to go to
meetings and occasions late so as to make sure
that they dont wait for others; they prefer to be
waited for. However, waiting attracts a lot of
In verse one of our text, David confessed that he
waited patiently for the Lord to help him, and
God: (1) lifted him out of the despair (2) set his
feet on solid ground (3) stabilized him as he
walked, and (4) put a new song of praise in his
Waiting involves application of patience. The
Bible says we have a need of patience in order
to receive the promise of God (Hebrew 10:36).
Many people who began the race of eternal life
did not reach their destination because they did
not endure to the end. The Bible clearly states
that he that endures to the end shall be saved.
Some people who asked God for money, children,
marriages, healing, prosperity, etc., eventually
found their ways to native doctors and other
occult places because they failed to wait on God
so He would lift them out of the pit of despair,
and out of the mud and the mire. One thing is
sure; they that wait upon the Lord shall renew
their strength.
Are you waiting on God for job, promotion,
healing, success, marriage, children, favour etc?
Be courageous to wait; do not stumble! In due
season, God will lift you out of the miry clay and
plant your feet on solid ground.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, please help me to
resolutely trust in you and wait upon you until
victory is won.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 1:36am On Jul 26, 2019
(St James, The Apostle)


BIBLE TEXT: MARK 10:35 - 45
35. Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee,
came to Him, saying, “Teacher, we want You to
do for us whatever we ask.”
36. And He said to them, “What do you want Me
to do for you?”
37. They said to Him, “Grant us that we may sit,
one on Your right hand and the other on Your
left, in Your glory.”
38. But Jesus said to them, “You do not know
what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that
I drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I
am baptized with?”
39. They said to Him, “We are able.” So Jesus
said to them, “You will indeed drink the cup that
I drink, and with the baptism I am baptized with
you will be baptized;
40. but to sit on My right hand and on My left is
not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it
is prepared.”
41. And when the ten heard it, they began to be
greatly displeased with James and John.
42. But Jesus called them to Himself and said to
them, “You know that those who are considered
rulers over the Gentiles Lord it over them, and
their great ones exercise authority over them.
43. Yet it shall not be so among you; but
whoever desires to become great among you
shall be your servant.
44. And whoever of you desires to be first shall
be slave of all.
45. For even the Son of Man did not come to be
served, but to serve, and to give His life a
ransom for many.”
Mark 10:35-45 NKJV

James and John did not make their demand
abruptly. They made it systematically by first
telling Jesus Teacher we want you to do for us
whatever we ask. Jesus being wise was not
easily moved by fantasy, and did not answer
them alright I will do for you whatever you ask.
He waited to first know the question before
knowing the answer to give them. He said what
do you want me to do for you? This is unlike
Herod who promised to give to Herodias
daughter whatever she asked even half of his
(Herods kingdom). When Herodias daughter
asked for the head of John the Baptist, it
displeased Herod, and he regretted the promise
but because he had already made the promise.
If Jesus had promised to do whatever James and
John would ask Him, He would have regretted
the promise because the request of James and
John was not Christs to give, but for those to
whom it was prepared. Let us learn from Christ
not to be quick at agreeing to proposals or too
quick to make promises. No wonder James 1:29
enjoins us to be slow to speak. When James and
John asked to be allowed to sit one on the left
and the other on the right of Jesus in His glory,
they meant to sit in the places of highest honour
and prominence beside the throne. That was a
display of selfishness because they did not
consider the other apostles. Let us always
consider others first and eschew selfishness.

PRAYER: God help me not to make quick
promises, help me to eschew selfishness
partiality in my dealings with other people.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 1:50am On Jul 26, 2019
FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2019


1. Blessed is he who considers the poor; The
Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
2. The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive,
And he will be blessed on the earth; You will not
deliver him to the will of his enemies.
3. The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of
illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.
4. I said, “ Lord , be merciful to me; Heal my
soul, for I have sinned against You.”
5. My enemies speak evil of me: “When will he
die, and his name perish?”
6. And if he comes to see me, he speaks lies;
His heart gathers iniquity to itself; When he goes
out, he tells it.
7. All who hate me whisper together against me;
Against me they devise my hurt.
8. “An evil disease,” they say, “clings to him. And
now that he lies down, he will rise up no more.”
9. Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted,
Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against
10. But You, O Lord , be merciful to me, and
raise me up, That I may repay them.
11. By this I know that You are well pleased with
me, Because my enemy does not triumph over
12. As for me, You uphold me in my integrity,
And set me before Your face forever.
13. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel From
everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen.
Psalms 41:1-13 NKJV

One of the ways God can bless you is if you help
the poor, the weak, the less privileged and the
vulnerable. Helping such people has rewards here
and hereafter. On earth here, God will deliver,
preserve and bless you. For your reward in
heaven, Jesus, speaking in Matthew 25:35-36
made it clear that He would admit people into
heaven because here on earth they gave food to
the hungry, water to the thirsty and clothes to
the naked. He will also send cursed people into
hell fire because they did not give food to the
hungry, or water to the poor or clothes to the
naked, neither did they visit sick and those in
prison (Matthew 25:41-43).
If you want to live a fulfilled, happy and secured
life of joy on earth and also enter the kingdom of
God, then among other things, do your best to
help the poor, widows, orphans, fatherless, the
weak, the hungry, the needy and the vulnerable,
for this is well pleasing in the sight of God.

PRAYER: God, my Father, please incline my
heart to help the poor.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 6:06am On Jul 27, 2019
(CMS Anniversary)


8. Therefore, though I might be very bold in
Christ to command you what is fitting,
9. yet for love’s sake I rather appeal to you —
being such a one as Paul, the aged, and now
also a prisoner of Jesus Christ—
10. I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, whom I
have begotten while in my chains,
11. who once was unprofitable to you, but now is
profitable to you and to me.
12. I am sending him back. You therefore receive
him, that is, my own heart,
13. whom I wished to keep with me, that on your
behalf he might minister to me in my chains for
the gospel.
14. But without your consent I wanted to do
nothing, that your good deed might not be by
compulsion, as it were, but voluntary.
15. For perhaps he departed for a while for this
purpose, that you might receive him forever,
16. no longer as a slave but more than a slave—a
beloved brother, especially to me but how much
more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
17. If then you count me as a partner, receive
him as you would me.
18. But if he has wronged you or owes anything,
put that on my account.
19. I, Paul, am writing with my own hand. I will
repay—not to mention to you that you owe me
even your own self besides.
20. Yes, brother, let me have joy from you in the
Lord; refresh my heart in the Lord.
21. Having confidence in your obedience, I write
to you, knowing that you will do even more than I
22. But, meanwhile, also prepare a guest room
for me, for I trust that through your prayers I
shall be granted to you.
23. Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus,
greets you,
24. as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, Luke, my
fellow laborers.
25. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with
your spirit. Amen.
Philemon 1:8-25 NKJV
Today we see the grace of God at work in
Onesimus, an unprofitable or useless run-away
servant of Philemon. From prison, Paul preached
to Onesimus and led him to Christ. Onesimus
therefore became a fellow child of God with his
master Philemon and Paul. When your servant,
sibling or relation is disobedient and seemingly
useless, dont write him off. In verses 17-19, Paul
pleaded with Philemon to forgive this his run-
away slave who had become a Christian and
accept him (Onesimus) as a fellow brother in
Christ. Two things are brought to light here: as
Christians we should forgive others as Christ
forgives us (Matthew 6:12) and true forgiveness
requires that we treat the people we forgive with
Paul had the apostolic authority to order
Philemon to accept Onesimus, but he did not use
that authority. He rather chose to plead with
Philemon out of love, so that he would willingly
accept Onesimus, not by compulsion, but
willingly and out of love. Inasmuch as we may
have the authority to command or lord it over
others, let us rarely use that authority, let us
rather use love to instruct our subordinates and

PRAYER: My great God and King, please give
me the grace to forgive and accept back those
who offend me. Teach me not to lord it over my
brethren, in Jesus Name, Amen.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 5:03am On Jul 28, 2019
SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2019


28. Then one of the scribes came, and having
heard them reasoning together, perceiving that
He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which
is the first commandment of all?”
29. Jesus answered him, “The first of all the
commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our
God, the Lord is one.
30. And you shall love the Lord your God with all
your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind,
and with all your strength.’ This is the first
31. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love
your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other
commandment greater than these.”
32. So the scribe said to Him, “Well said,
Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is
one God, and there is no other but He.
33. And to love Him with all the heart, with all
the understanding, with all the soul, and with all
the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as
oneself, is more than all the whole burnt
offerings and sacrifices.”
34. Now when Jesus saw that he answered
wisely, He said to him, “You are not far from the
kingdom of God.” But after that no one dared
question Him.
Mark 12:28-34 NKJV

Genesis to Deuteronomy contains more than 600
laws given by God to the children of men. A
teacher once asked Jesus to tell them the most
important or the first commandment. Jesus
wisely categorized or reduced the laws into two
simple principles: (a) love for God (Deuteronomy
6:5), and (b) love for our fellow men (Leviticus
19:18). This means that if you truly love God and
also love and care for your fellow men, you have
fulfilled the purpose of the ten commandments
and other laws. This is because these two
commandments summarize all the laws of God.
If you love God, you will not disobey Him by
committing sin. If you love your fellow men you
will not do anything that will injure him.
In verses 32-34, Jesus acknowledged the scribes
great understanding of the importance of love,
and yet told him that he (scribe) was not far
from the kingdom of God. This means that the
scribe was not yet in the kingdom of God. This
shows that the scribe had more to do than just
having the intellectual knowledge of the
importance of love. Love must be practised. No
matter your level of morality, almsgiving or
donations to the church, if you have not received
Jesus as Lord and Saviour, you are not far from
the kingdom of God, but you have not entered
the kingdom of God.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, come into my heart; be
my Lord and Saviour and mercifully incline my
heart to keep your laws.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 5:48am On Jul 29, 2019
MONDAY, JULY 29, 2019


1. In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth
month, on the first day of the month, the word of
the Lord came by Haggai the prophet to
Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of
Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the
high priest, saying,
2. “Thus speaks the Lord of hosts, saying: ‘This
people says, “The time has not come, the time
that the Lord ’s house should be built.” ’
3. ” Then the word of the Lord came by Haggai
the prophet, saying,
4. “ Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your
paneled houses, and this temple to lie in ruins?”
5. Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts:
“Consider your ways!
6. “You have sown much, and bring in little; You
eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you
are not filled with drink; You clothe yourselves,
but no one is warm; And he who earns wages,
Earns wages to put into a bag with holes.”
7. Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your
8. Go up to the mountains and bring wood and
build the temple, that I may take pleasure in it
and be glorified,” says the Lord .
9. “ You looked for much, but indeed it came to
little; and when you brought it home, I blew it
away. Why?” says the Lord of hosts. “Because of
My house that is in ruins, while every one of you
runs to his own house.
10. Therefore the heavens above you withhold
the dew, and the earth withholds its fruit.
11. For I called for a drought on the land and the
mountains, on the grain and the new wine and
the oil, on whatever the ground brings forth, on
men and livestock, and on all the labor of your
12. Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and
Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest,
with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the
voice of the Lord their God, and the words of
Haggai the prophet, as the Lord their God had
sent him; and the people feared the presence of
the Lord .
13. Then Haggai, the Lord ’s messenger, spoke
the Lord ’s message to the people, saying, “I am
with you, says the Lord .”
14. So the Lord stirred up the spirit of
Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of
Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of
Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all
the remnant of the people; and they came and
worked on the house of the Lord of hosts, their
15. on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month,
in the second year of King Darius.
Haggai 1:1-15 NKJV
The Jews who returned from captivity in Babylon
were not able to complete the repair of the
temple. Though they were opposed by
surrounding enemies, but after the opposition,
they concluded that it was not time to repair the
Lords temple and so relaxed and concentrated
on building and beautifying their individual homes
while the house of God was in ruins. God was
not pleased.
We see from verses 5 and 6 that the harder the
people worked for themselves, the less they had,
the less they were satisfied because they
ignored the things of God and their spiritual lives.
The same thing applies to us. If we put God
first, He will provide our needs, but if we treat
Him with indifference or relegate Him to the
back, all our efforts will be futile. Psalm 34:9
enjoins us to fear the Lord because those who
fear Him lack nothing. If you want to prosper in
this life and also enter Gods kingdom, make sure
you give God the first position in your life.
Matthew 6:33 enjoins us to seek first the
kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all
other things shall be ours.

PRAYER: Oh Father, please help me to give
you priority in all circumstances of my life.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 5:22am On Jul 30, 2019
TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2019


1. In the seventh month, on the twenty-first of
the month, the word of the Lord came by Haggai
the prophet, saying:
2. “Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of
Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the
son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the
remnant of the people, saying:
3. ‘Who is left among you who saw this temple in
its former glory? And how do you see it now? In
comparison with it, is this not in your eyes as
4. Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ says the Lord
; ‘and be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the
high priest; and be strong, all you people of the
land,’ says the Lord , ‘and work; for I am with
you,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘
5. According to the word that I covenanted with
you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit
remains among you; do not fear!’
6. “For thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Once more
(it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth,
the sea and dry land;
7. and I will shake all nations, and they shall
come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill
this temple with glory,’ says the Lord of hosts.
8. ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says
the Lord of hosts.
9. ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater
than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in
this place I will give peace,’ says the Lord of
10. On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month,
in the second year of Darius, the word of the
Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying,
11. “Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Now, ask the
priests concerning the law, saying,
12. “If one carries holy meat in the fold of his
garment, and with the edge he touches bread or
stew, wine or oil, or any food, will it become
holy?” ’ ” Then the priests answered and said,
13. And Haggai said, “If one who is unclean
because of a dead body touches any of these,
will it be unclean?” So the priests answered and
said, “It shall be unclean.”
14. Then Haggai answered and said, “ ‘So is this
people, and so is this nation before Me,’ says the
Lord , ‘and so is every work of their hands; and
what they offer there is unclean.
Haggai 2:1-14 NKJV

Not long after Haggai had spoken to the people
about their indifference to the building of the
temple, the people began to rebuild the temple.
However, the temple they rebuilt was not as
magnificent as the one built by Solomon.
However, the Lord encouraged the people to be
strong and to get to work. He assured them of
His presence as they worked for Him. A very
important asset in the life of a person is the
presence of God. Gods presence brings strength
and courage and also drives away our fear.
Whenever you are in perplexity or confusion, ask
God for His presence.
In verse 9, God assured the people that although
Solomons temple was more beautiful than the
latter one, yet the glory of the latter house would
be greater than the former. Inasmuch as it is
good to build excellent churches for our God, yet
we should desire more of Gods glory in His
churches. We can have magnificent churches,
but because of our atrocities, cheating, enmity,
occult practices and sexual immorality, the glory
of God will not dwell there. As a matter of fact,
our bodies are Gods holy temple. If we keep
them holy, then God will dwell in them, but if we
defile our bodies, God will not dwell in them. Let
us concentrate more on keeping our bodies
undefiled so that Gods glory will be seen in us.

PRAYER: Sing stanza 1 of SS&S 201 and
make it your earnest prayer.
Spirit Divine! Attend our prayers
And make our hearts thy home
Descend with all thy gracious powers
Oh come, great Spirit, come!

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READING: Haggai 2:15–23 King James Version (KJV)

"15. And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:
16. Since those days were, when one came to an heap of twenty measures, there were but ten: when one came to the pressfat for to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty.
17. I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the LORD.
18. Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the LORD's temple was laid, consider it.
19. Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you.
20. And again the word of the LORD came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying,
21. Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;
22. And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.
23. In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts."

Before the rebuilding of the temple, at the time the Jews abandoned the house of God and concentrated on building their own houses, when they hoped for a twenty ephod, they harvested only ten. When they expected to draw fifty gallons from the wine press, they got twenty. It was God who sent blight, mildew and hail to waste everything they worked hard to produce. Immediately the people obeyed God and laid again the foundation of the temple, God began to bless them. He did not even wait for the temple to be completed before pouring blessings upon the people.

Even when the seeds were in the barn not yet planted, God promised the people that their seeds and efforts would yield much increase. God is incredibly emotional and generous! He is ever ready to bless us and be with us if we do our part. At verse 20, God said He would shake the heavens and the earth, and overthrow the thrones of kingdom, the chariots and their riders. He said that on that day He would make Zerubabel a signet ring. A signet ring is a symbol of authority, honour and power. This is a message of encouragement. Even when God deals with His enemies, He will spare, honour, preserve and strengthen His people. If you have not given your life to Christ, do it right now and you will receive the whole authority and power of God's children.

PRAYER: God, please help me to willingly and fully obey you. When you descend heavily against the wicked, please spare, promote and honour me and your other children.
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1. The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of
the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of
2. to whom the word of the Lord came in the
days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah,
in the thirteenth year of his reign.
3. It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son
of Josiah, king of Judah, until the end of the
eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah, king
of Judah, until the carrying away of Jerusalem
captive in the fifth month.
4. Then the word of the Lord came to me,
5. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained
you a prophet to the nations.”
6. Then said I: “Ah, Lord God ! Behold, I cannot
speak, for I am a youth.”
7. But the Lord said to me: “Do not say, ‘I am a
youth,’ For you shall go to all to whom I send
you, And whatever I command you, you shall
8. Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with
you to deliver you,” says the Lord .
9. Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched
my mouth, and the Lord said to me: “Behold, I
have put My words in your mouth.
10. See, I have this day set you over the nations
and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull
down, To destroy and to throw down, To build
and to plant.”
Jeremiah 1:1-10 NKJV

God had already set Jeremiah aside to be a
Prophet to the nations even before he was born.
He was appointed for a special task. Verse 10
reveals that the commission was to include
positive and negative; constructive and
destructive elements.
Hence See, I have this day set you over the
nations and over kingdoms, to root out, and to
pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build
and to plant. God has a plan and a pattern for
everyone, including you my dear child of God.
Arise and pull down all the works of darkness
around you and build up the body of Christ.
Jeremiah had some measure of self-doubt.
First, that he was not eloquent in speech.
Secondly, that he was only a child. But God
stressed that Jeremiah was not to be an elder
statesman. He was simply to be a faithful
messenger. God promised to protect the Prophet
(Matthew 28:20). He assured him that He (God)
would provide the very words he would speak,
hence He touched his mouth (v.9). Do not think
or assume that God will not call you because you
do not have any gift for His work. God does not
call the qualified; He qualifies the called.
If God calls you, heed the call. He will give you
the resources to accomplish the task. But if He
has not called you, dont conjure up some self-
appointment. Wait until you are called.

PRAYER: Lord, help me to fulfill my calling.
And let me never betray Your trust, but press to
realms on high, Amen.


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1. Moreover the word of the Lord came to me,
2. “Go and cry in the hearing of Jerusalem,
saying, ‘Thus says the Lord : “I remember you,
The kindness of your youth, The love of your
betrothal, When you went after Me in the
wilderness, In a land not sown.
3. Israel was holiness to the Lord , The firstfruits
of His increase. All that devour him will offend;
Disaster will come upon them,” says the Lord .’ ”
4. Hear the word of the Lord , O house of Jacob
and all the families of the house of Israel.
5. Thus says the Lord : “What injustice have your
fathers found in Me, That they have gone far
from Me, Have followed idols, And have become
6. Neither did they say, ‘Where is the Lord , Who
brought us up out of the land of Egypt, Who led
us through the wilderness, Through a land of
deserts and pits, Through a land of drought and
the shadow of death, Through a land that no one
crossed And where no one dwelt?’
7. I brought you into a bountiful country, To eat
its fruit and its goodness. But when you entered,
you defiled My land And made My heritage an
8. The priests did not say, ‘Where is the Lord ?’
And those who handle the law did not know Me;
The rulers also transgressed against Me; The
prophets prophesied by Baal, And walked after
things that do not profit.
9. “Therefore I will yet bring charges against
you,” says the Lord , “And against your children’s
children I will bring charges.
10. For pass beyond the coasts of Cyprus and
see, Send to Kedar and consider diligently, And
see if there has been such a thing.
11. Has a nation changed its gods, Which are not
gods? But My people have changed their Glory
For what does not profit.
12. Be astonished, O heavens, at this, And be
horribly afraid; Be very desolate,” says the Lord .
13. “For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living
waters, And hewn themselves cisterns—broken
cisterns that can hold no water.
Jeremiah 2:1-13 NKJV

Israel's faithfulness to the LORD did not last.
They followed worthless idols, forgetting the
LORD who led them through the wilderness to
the Promise Land. Jeremiah singled out three
groups charged with the responsibility of leading
the nation and exposed their lack of obedience.
1. The Priests: They were to instruct the people
in the ways of God, but they did not know God.
They had no intimate relationship with God, yet
they were teaching the people the ways of God.
2. The Leaders: These were the political and civil
leaders appointed by God to guide and protect
the nation but they rebelled against God who
appointed them.
3. The Prophets: Instead of declaring the whole
counsel of God by rebuking and correcting the
people, the Prophets prophesied by Baal and
urged the people to follow worthless idols. This
is the case in our generation, where false
prophesy is the order of the day. Child of God,
how faithful are you to the LORD who appointed
you to that office? Whose interests are you
representing? Most times, when God blesses and
repositions a man, such a man tends to abandon
the LORD for the mundane things of this world.
Have you abandoned the LORD? Come back to
Him right now! He will accept you. Remember,
God has placed you in that position to serve Him
in humility. One day, you will stand before Him
and give an account of your stewardship.

PRAYER: Dear LORD, help me to be faithful to
You in the office of my calling, in the Name of
Jesus, Amen.

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27. “But I say to you who hear: Love your
enemies, do good to those who hate you,
28. bless those who curse you, and pray for
those who spitefully use you.
29. To him who strikes you on the one cheek,
offer the other also. And from him who takes
away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic
30. Give to everyone who asks of you. And from
him who takes away your goods do not ask them
31. And just as you want men to do to you, you
also do to them likewise.
32. “But if you love those who love you, what
credit is that to you? For even sinners love those
who love them.
33. And if you do good to those who do good to
you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners
do the same.
34. And if you lend to those from whom you hope
to receive back, what credit is that to you? For
even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much
35. But love your enemies, do good, and lend,
hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will
be great, and you will be sons of the Most High.
For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.
36. Therefore be merciful, just as your Father
also is merciful.
37. “Judge not, and you shall not be judged.
Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned.
Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
38. Give, and it will be given to you: good
measure, pressed down, shaken together, and
running over will be put into your bosom. For
with the same measure that you use, it will be
measured back to you.”
Luke 6:27-38 NKJV
There are two kingdoms, the kingdom of God,
where Jesus is Lord and the kingdom of
darkness, where Satan rules. Believers in Christ
belong to the kingdom of God.
The way Gods kingdom works is totally different
from the way the kingdom of darkness operates.
Our reading today gives insight into how Gods
kingdom works.
Believers are expected to live in this way through
the help of the Holy Spirit. We are to love our
enemies, do good to them, bless and pray for
them. Because our Lord is merciful, we His
children, are to show mercy. We are also not to
be judgmental, but allow God who is impartial to
judge (Romans12:19-21). In the kingdom of God,
we are enjoined to be generous, and to live a life
of forgiveness. In fact, we are to do to others as
we will like them do to us.
Do you find it difficult to forgive? Is your heart
bitter against your brethren? Do you find it
difficult to be generous? Ask the Holy Spirit for
help. God rewards us greatly if we live this life of
sacrifice (vs. 35b, 37, 38).

PRAYER: Holy Spirit, please help me to live a
life of sacrifice in Jesus name, Amen.

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29. Now it was so, when Moses came down from
Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the
Testimony were in Moses’ hand when he came
down from the mountain), that Moses did not
know that the skin of his face shone while he
talked with Him.
30. So when Aaron and all the children of Israel
saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone,
and they were afraid to come near him.
31. Then Moses called to them, and Aaron and
all the rulers of the congregation returned to
him; and Moses talked with them.
32. Afterward all the children of Israel came
near, and he gave them as commandments all
that the Lord had spoken with him on Mount
33. And when Moses had finished speaking with
them, he put a veil on his face.
34. But whenever Moses went in before the Lord
to speak with Him, he would take the veil off
until he came out; and he would come out and
speak to the children of Israel whatever he had
been commanded.
35. And whenever the children of Israel saw the
face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face
shone, then Moses would put the veil on his face
again, until he went in to speak with Him.
Exodus 34:29-35 NKJV

In today's reading, we see how the face of
Moses shone with glory after staying in the
presence of God. We are encouraged to seek the
presence of God (Exodus 33:15-16).
Doing this involves making out time regularly to
pray, read the word of God and meditate on it.
Attending church services, fellowships, bible
studies and Christian conferences are means
through which we attract Gods presence to our
lives, situations, and circumstances.
There are lots of benefits we get from dwelling
in the presence of God. We receive mercy and
find grace to help us in times of need (Hebrews
4:16), we receive answers or insight to our
questions, we receive power to help others, and
bring blessings to the church of God. We also
receive insight into the word of God and grace to
enable us live the Christian life.
When we form the habit of seeking the face of
God and dwelling in His presence, initially we
may not know that much has happened to us but
people will start noticing the change. Examine
yourself. Do we make out quality time during the
day to stay in Gods presence? Learn to come
close to the Lord and you will never regret it.

PRAYER: O Lord, help me to make out time to
pray, study and meditate on your word in Jesus
name, Amen!

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28. Now it came to pass, about eight days after
these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and
James and went up on the mountain to pray.
29. As He prayed, the appearance of His face
was altered, and His robe became white and
30. And behold, two men talked with Him, who
were Moses and Elijah,
31. who appeared in glory and spoke of His
decease which He was about to accomplish at
32. But Peter and those with him were heavy
with sleep; and when they were fully awake, they
saw His glory and the two men who stood with
33. Then it happened, as they were parting from
Him, that Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good
for us to be here; and let us make three
tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one
for Elijah”—not knowing what he said.
34. While he was saying this, a cloud came and
overshadowed them; and they were fearful as
they entered the cloud.
35. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying,
“This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!”
36. When the voice had ceased, Jesus was found
alone. But they kept quiet, and told no one in
those days any of the things they had seen.
Luke 9:28-36 NKJV

Jesus is the chosen one! He cannot be
compared to any. In our bible reading today, our
Lord Jesus Christ went to pray on a mountain
with Peter, John and James. As He was praying,
the appearance of His face changed and his
clothes became very bright. Moses and Elijah
appeared, also in glorious splendour, talking with
Jesus. Moses represented the law, while Elijah
represented the prophets.
The glorious appearance prompted Peter to
desire to build a tabernacle for the three. He did
not know what he was saying until a voice came
from the cloud identifying Jesus Christ as the
Son of God, whom men and women should listen
Who do you take Christ to be? Is He one of the
Prophets to you? Or a great law giver and Master
whose teachings are moral and should be applied
to our lives.
Jesus is much more than that. He is the Son of
the living God; Saviour of the whole world! There
is none like Him. Is He the Lord of your life?
Have you accepted Him as your Lord and
Saviour? Give your life to Him that it may be well
with your soul.

PRAYER: O Lord, I give my life to You. Save
my soul

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15. Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you
always have a reminder of these things after my
16. For we did not follow cunningly devised
fables when we made known to you the power
and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were
eyewitnesses of His majesty.
17. For He received from God the Father honor
and glory when such a voice came to Him from
the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in
whom I am well pleased.”
18. And we heard this voice which came from
heaven when we were with Him on the holy
II Peter 1:15-18 NKJV

The Excellent Glory is the perfect glory of Jesus
Christ. We must be deeply rooted in Christ,
following Him seriously, if we wish to witness His
excellent glory. Peter, in 2 Peter1:15-18 gives us
an eyewitness account of Gods Excellent Glory
upon Jesus Christ which he witnessed while
following Christ.
Hence, he reminds us of the need for us to
ignore all fables and believe deeply in Jesus
Christ because he (Peter), while on the holy
maintain with Christ, truly heard the voice of God
declaring from heaven: This is My Beloved Son,
in Whom I am well pleased.
Peter assures us that we, like him, shall witness
the Excellent Glory of Jesus Christ now and at
His second coming if we believe in Him daily and
follow Him sincerely till then.
The Excellent Glory consists not only in His
miracles, signs and wonders, but also in His
power to save, to heal, to deliver, to prosper, to
protect, and to guide us. It appears not only as
His divine presence with us in all situations this
year and beyond, but also as His salvation and
unfailing love, mercies, peace and radiance to us
onto eternity.

PRAYER: Dear LORD, please draw me nearer
to You daily so that I can witness Your Excellent
Glory always, through the merits of Jesus Christ,

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4. And we have such trust through Christ toward
5. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to
think of anything as being from ourselves, but
our sufficiency is from God,
6. who also made us sufficient as ministers of
the new covenant, not of the letter but of the
Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
7. But if the ministry of death, written and
engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the
children of Israel could not look steadily at the
face of Moses because of the glory of his
countenance, which glory was passing away,
8. how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more
9. For if the ministry of condemnation had glory,
the ministry of righteousness exceeds much
more in glory.
10. For even what was made glorious had no
glory in this respect, because of the glory that
11. For if what is passing away was glorious,
what remains is much more glorious.
12. Therefore, since we have such hope, we use
great boldness of speech—
13. unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so
that the children of Israel could not look steadily
at the end of what was passing away.
14. But their minds were blinded. For until this
day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading
of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken
away in Christ.
15. But even to this day, when Moses is read, a
veil lies on their heart.
16. Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the
veil is taken away.
17. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the
Spirit of the Lord is , there is liberty.
18. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as
in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being
transformed into the same image from glory to
glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
II Corinthians 3:4-18 NKJV

Todays Scripture (2 Corinthians 3:4-18) reminds
us of the difference between the Glory of God
witnessed by Moses (Exodus 33:11-23) and the
Glory we witness in Jesus Christ: while the glory
shone on Moses face was veiled and fading, the
glory of Christ in the lives of believers is unveiled
and increasing on a daily basis, by the power of
the Holy Spirit.
As we draw nearer and nearer to Christ day by
day, believing in Him and doing His holy will, He
continues to shed His glory on us by the power
of the Holy Spirit, transforming us daily and
causing us to move from glory to glory.
As we fix our hearts and aspirations on Christ
and struggle daily to be like Him in holiness,
humility, love and obedience to His will, the
glorious presence of His traits in our lives
transforms us and makes us radiate His glory
progressively and increasingly in our environment
until we finally come face to face with His
perfect eternal glory in heaven.

PRAYER: Dear LORD, by the power of Your
Holy Spirit, please grant me the grace to set my
heart on heaven and mortify the remaining sin in
my member, so that I can move from glory to
glory daily, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

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1. Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we
have received mercy, we do not lose heart.
2. But we have renounced the hidden things of
shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the
word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of
the truth commending ourselves to every man’s
conscience in the sight of God.
3. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to
those who are perishing,
4. whose minds the god of this age has blinded,
who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of
the glory of Christ, who is the image of God,
should shine on them.
5. For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ
Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants
for Jesus’ sake.
6. For it is the God who commanded light to
shine out of darkness, who has shone in our
hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the
glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,
that the excellence of the power may be of God
and not of us.
II Corinthians 4:1-7 NKJV

In today's Scripture, we, as believers, are
reminded of our goal and need to spread the
glory of Christ, to preach the Gospel, to reach
out for souls, to show love to straying humanity
by reconciling and pointing them back to God.
Since the goal of any true believer in Christ is to
spread the glory of Christ, to live an exemplary
Christ-like life and to shine as light in darkness
that men may see and glorify God, we should, by
our words and actions, spread the glory of
When we, like Paul, realize that we have
received not only divine mercy and salvation but
also knowledge of the glory of Christ, appearing
as earthen vessels carrying the light and
treasure of His glory, we should spread only the
glory of Jesus Christ to people. And when we do
not preach ourselves, but Christ, we are
spreading the glory of Jesus Christ and the Lord
will surely reward us.

PRAYER: Dear LORD, please fill me with fresh
passion and fire to preach the Gospel, to shine
as light in darkness and share your love to
others, to spread the glory of Christ as I ought
to, and reconcile souls to You, in Jesus name,

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8. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not
crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9. persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but
not destroyed—
10. always carrying about in the body the dying
of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also
may be manifested in our body.
11. For we who live are always delivered to
death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also
may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
12. So then death is working in us, but life in
13. And since we have the same spirit of faith,
according to what is written, “I believed and
therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore
14. knowing that He who raised up the Lord
Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will
present us with you.
15. For all things are for your sakes, that grace,
having spread through the many, may cause
thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.
16. Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though
our outward man is perishing, yet the inward
man is being renewed day by day.
17. For our light affliction, which is but for a
moment, is working for us a far more exceeding
and eternal weight of glory,
18. while we do not look at the things which are
seen, but at the things which are not seen. For
the things which are seen are temporary, but the
things which are not seen are eternal.
II Corinthians 4:8-18 NKJV

Paul enumerated what constitute a vessel of
glory. They include: …hard pressed on every side,
yet not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but
not destroyed always carrying about in the body,
the dying of the Lord Jesus. The reason for
these is that the …life of Jesus also may be
manifested on our body…. This is for Jesus to be
glorified in the life of His Saints.
It is Gods will that we suffer for the sake of
Jesus (See John 15:18-21).
One of Pauls goals is to have the fellowship of
Jesus, being conformed to His death. While we
are going through these sufferings, for the sake
of Christ and His righteousness, our bodies are
being transformed from glory to glory (2
Corinthians 3:18). If we suffer for His sake, we
will also reign with Him (2 Timothy 2:11-12).
Child of God, do not forget the admonition of the
Scripture: For I consider that the sufferings of
this present time are not worthy to be compared
with the glory which shall be revealed in us
(Rom. 8:18). People of God, we know that as
this our earthly house is being destroyed by the
ravages of troubles, it is being renewed to be
conformed to the image of Christ in which we
shall be resurrected on that great day. So hold

PRAYER: Help me, Lord Jesus that I might
keep looking unto you till that day.

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14. “ Is Israel a servant? Is he a homeborn slave?
Why is he plundered?
15. The young lions roared at him, and growled;
They made his land waste; His cities are burned,
without inhabitant.
16. Also the people of Noph and Tahpanhes
Have broken the crown of your head.
17. Have you not brought this on yourself, In that
you have forsaken the Lord your God When He
led you in the way?
18. And now why take the road to Egypt, To
drink the waters of Sihor? Or why take the road
to Assyria, To drink the waters of the River?
19. Your own wickedness will correct you, And
your backslidings will rebuke you. Know therefore
and see that it is an evil and bitter thing That
you have forsaken the Lord your God, And the
fear of Me is not in you,” Says the Lord God of
20. “For of old I have broken your yoke and burst
your bonds; And you said, ‘I will not transgress,’
When on every high hill and under every green
tree You lay down, playing the harlot.
21. Yet I had planted you a noble vine, a seed of
highest quality. How then have you turned before
Me Into the degenerate plant of an alien vine?
22. For though you wash yourself with lye, and
use much soap, Yet your iniquity is marked
before Me,” says the Lord God .
23. “How can you say, ‘I am not polluted, I have
not gone after the Baals’? See your way in the
valley; Know what you have done: You are a
swift dromedary breaking loose in her ways,
24. A wild donkey used to the wilderness, That
sniffs at the wind in her desire; In her time of
mating, who can turn her away? All those who
seek her will not weary themselves; In her month
they will find her.
25. Withhold your foot from being unshod, and
your throat from thirst. But you said, ‘There is no
hope. No! For I have loved aliens, and after them
I will go.’
Jeremiah 2:14-25 NKJV

Anyone who goes through Biblical history will not
be in doubt that God was determined to make
Israel a nation of honour and respect. He placed
her above all the peoples of the world. They
were His own heritage (Deuteronomy 7:6).
However, this passage exposes the inglorious
and pathetic state of Israel.
The humiliation is complete and can be
summarized as follows:
1. Israel is now a servant of servants. 2. She has
become a home-born slave. 3. She is plundered.
4. Her land is laid waste. 5. She is frightened and
threatened by lions. 6. Her cities are burnt. 7.
Her crown is broken.
Oh what a pity! How are the mighty fallen. Why
this? The answer is SIN! Israel had sinned
against God. She had become rich, powerful and
famous and so believed she had arrived. You
who believe you have arrived and have become
arrogant because of your political, religious and
commercial positions, think again! You have
begun to live in sin and to insult God, watch it! If
you dont repent and turn to Jesus now, sin will
surely humiliate you (Numbers 32:23).

PRAYER: Oh Lord! I repent of my sin, forgive
me. Do not destroy me.

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26. “As the thief is ashamed when he is found
out, So is the house of Israel ashamed; They and
their kings and their princes, and their priests
and their prophets,
27. Saying to a tree, ‘You are my father,’ And to
a stone, ‘You gave birth to me.’ For they have
turned their back to Me, and not their face. But
in the time of their trouble They will say, ‘Arise
and save us.’
28. But where are your gods that you have made
for yourselves? Let them arise, If they can save
you in the time of your trouble; For according to
the number of your cities Are your gods, O
29. “Why will you plead with Me? You all have
transgressed against Me,” says the Lord .
30. “In vain I have chastened your children; They
received no correction. Your sword has devoured
your prophets Like a destroying lion.
31. “O generation, see the word of the Lord !
Have I been a wilderness to Israel, Or a land of
darkness? Why do My people say, ‘We are Lords;
We will come no more to You’?
32. Can a virgin forget her ornaments, Or a bride
her attire? Yet My people have forgotten Me days
without number.
33. “Why do you beautify your way to seek love?
Therefore you have also taught The wicked
women your ways.
34. Also on your skirts is found The blood of the
lives of the poor innocents. I have not found it by
secret search, But plainly on all these things.
35. Yet you say, ‘Because I am innocent, Surely
His anger shall turn from me.’ Behold, I will plead
My case against you, Because you say, ‘I have
not sinned.’
36. Why do you gad about so much to change
your way? Also you shall be ashamed of Egypt
as you were ashamed of Assyria.
37. Indeed you will go forth from him With your
hands on your head; For the Lord has rejected
your trusted allies, And you will not prosper by
Jeremiah 2:26-37 NKJV

We live in a generation where everyone claims to
be wise, righteous and perfect. People seem to
know the right thing to be done but we continue
to witness the wrong things being done on a
daily basis. We see violence, crime and
immorality. Many think they are lords and put
their trust in worthless things, yet expect to
prosper. Such was the situation in the northern
kingdom, Israel, and in Judah during the time of
In our text today, God brought several charges
against Israel through Jeremiah saying, "your
gods are according to the number of your cities,
you receive no correction, your sword devours
the prophets, you assume lords and reject God,
you have forgotten God time without number, you
kill the poor innocent, and even though you are
guilty, you still claim to be innocent saying, 'I
have not sinned'." And the verdict is this, "as a
result of all these, all that you trusted in shall fail
you, and you will not prosper by them. You shall
be ashamed of your trusted allies, you will go
forth from them, and you will not prosper by
Are you still living carelessly and pursuing
pleasure? This is the time for you to change your
way by turning to God if you must prosper.

Prayer: Dear LORD, I return to You with all my

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1. “They say, ‘If a man divorces his wife, And she
goes from him And becomes another man’s, May
he return to her again?’ Would not that land be
greatly polluted? But you have played the harlot
with many lovers; Yet return to Me,” says the
Lord .
2. “Lift up your eyes to the desolate heights and
see: Where have you not lain with men? By the
road you have sat for them Like an Arabian in
the wilderness; And you have polluted the land
With your harlotries and your wickedness.
3. Therefore the showers have been withheld,
And there has been no latter rain. You have had
a harlot’s forehead; You refuse to be ashamed.
4. Will you not from this time cry to Me, ‘My
Father, You are the guide of my youth?
5. Will He remain angry forever? Will He keep it
to the end?’ Behold, you have spoken and done
evil things, As you were able.”
6. The Lord said also to me in the days of Josiah
the king: “Have you seen what backsliding Israel
has done? She has gone up on every high
mountain and under every green tree, and there
played the harlot.
7. And I said, after she had done all these things,
‘Return to Me.’ But she did not return. And her
treacherous sister Judah saw it.
8. Then I saw that for all the causes for which
backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had
put her away and given her a certificate of
divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah did not
fear, but went and played the harlot also.
9. So it came to pass, through her casual
harlotry, that she defiled the land and committed
adultery with stones and trees.
10. And yet for all this her treacherous sister
Judah has not turned to Me with her whole
heart, but in pretense,” says the Lord.
Jeremiah 3:1-10 NKJV

Yesterday, we began to look at the charges
against Israel. Today, God is bringing up another,
even more grievous charge against them: the sin
of idolatry which God sees as harlotry. God,
having plagued and divorced Israel on account of
this, expected Judah to repent and return to Him
having learnt from Israel's predicament.
But without fear, she too goes ahead to play the
harlot also.
The Nigerian Church has become like Israel and
Judah - having a harlot's forehead - yet refusing
to be ashamed. The showers have been withheld
and there has been no latter rain, yet we do not
want to return to God. Instead of returning, we
have spoken and done evil as much as we are
Dear Christian, God expects you to cry to Him -
the Guide of your youth. He has promised not to
remain angry forever (Jeremiah 2:4-5). God
expects you to return to Him with your whole
heart in all sincerity and not in pretence.

Prayer: Dear LORD, please grant me the grace
to return to YOU with my whole heart and in full

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11. Then the Lord said to me, “Backsliding Israel
has shown herself more righteous than
treacherous Judah.
12. Go and proclaim these words toward the
north, and say: ‘Return, backsliding Israel,’ says
the Lord ; ‘I will not cause My anger to fall on
you. For I am merciful,’ says the Lord ; ‘I will not
remain angry forever.
13. Only acknowledge your iniquity, That you
have transgressed against the Lord your God,
And have scattered your charms To alien deities
under every green tree, And you have not obeyed
My voice,’ says the Lord .
14. “Return, O backsliding children,” says the
Lord ; “for I am married to you. I will take you,
one from a city and two from a family, and I will
bring you to Zion.
15. And I will give you shepherds according to
My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and
16. “Then it shall come to pass, when you are
multiplied and increased in the land in those
days,” says the Lord , “that they will say no
more, ‘The ark of the covenant of the Lord .’ It
shall not come to mind, nor shall they remember
it, nor shall they visit it, nor shall it be made
17. “At that time Jerusalem shall be called The
Throne of the Lord , and all the nations shall be
gathered to it, to the name of the Lord , to
Jerusalem. No more shall they follow the
dictates of their evil hearts.
18. “In those days the house of Judah shall walk
with the house of Israel, and they shall come
together out of the land of the north to the land
that I have given as an inheritance to your
Jeremiah 3:11-18 NKJV

Many a time, people do feel that their sin has
grown so much that God could no longer forgive
and accept them back. But the truth still remains
that no matter how far you have gone into sin,
the love of God is still reaching out and calling
on you to return to Him. He said to the
backslidden northern kingdom, Israel, "Return
only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have
transgressed against the LORD Your God And I
will give you shepherds according to My
heart" (Jeremiah 3:12-14).
You can always count on the fact that: He will
not cause His anger to fall on you. He is merciful
and will not remain angry forever (Jeremiah
3:12). God does not want to inflict His wrath
upon us, but instead, He wants to show us
mercy. He makes it possible for us to return to
Him and to get to know Him as Friend and
Saviour, and not as a Judge. If you will return to
Him, there will be joy in heaven.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, we return to You. Please
raise helpers for us according to Your heart.

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19. “But I said: ‘How can I put you among the
children And give you a pleasant land, A beautiful
heritage of the hosts of nations?’ “And I said:
‘You shall call Me, “My Father,” And not turn
away from Me.’
20. Surely, as a wife treacherously departs from
her husband, So have you dealt treacherously
with Me, O house of Israel,” says the Lord .
21. A voice was heard on the desolate heights,
Weeping and supplications of the children of
Israel. For they have perverted their way; They
have forgotten the Lord their God.
22. “Return, you backsliding children, And I will
heal your backslidings.” “Indeed we do come to
You, For You are the Lord our God.
23. Truly, in vain is salvation hoped for from the
hills, And from the multitude of mountains; Truly,
in the Lord our God Is the salvation of Israel.
24. For shame has devoured The labor of our
fathers from our youth— Their flocks and their
herds, Their sons and their daughters.
25. We lie down in our shame, And our reproach
covers us. For we have sinned against the Lord
our God, We and our fathers, From our youth
even to this day, And have not obeyed the voice
of the Lord our God.”
Jeremiah 3:19-25 NKJV

God chose the Israelites from among all the
other nations, to be His special people. He gave
them the Law through His prophet Moses, to
guide their practices, governance and religious
life. Unfortunately, the people of Israel refused
to observe or keep the Law. Their idolatrous
inclination was likened to a wife that departs
from her husband to another man.
As a result of Israels insubordination, God
allowed her to suffer mishaps and even to be
taken into captivity in a foreign land. Yet, He
promised to forgive them and heal their land
when they repented and returned to Him (2
Chronicles 7:14).
What a unique privilege and purpose for Israel!
According to 1 Peter 2:9, the Bible says But you
are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a
holy nation, His own special people . You can
clearly understand that Christians are like the
Israelites of the Old Testament before God.
And just like the people of Israel, many
Christians have rebelled against God, forsaking
Him for other gods. These Christians worship
sports, music, wealth, human knowledge, science
and arts, etc., instead of the living God.
As a result of this, God has allowed the enemy
to afflict and torment His very own through
wicked leaders and associated sufferings. Yet if
the Christians will repent and return to God, He
will surely forgive and heal them as He promised
and did to Israel.

PRAYER: Lord, reveal to us our emptiness
without you, and cause us to sincerely repent of
our idolatry and return to you and be healed.

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1. “If you will return, O Israel,” says the Lord ,
“Return to Me; And if you will put away your
abominations out of My sight, Then you shall not
be moved.
2. And you shall swear, ‘The Lord lives,’ In truth,
in judgment, and in righteousness; The nations
shall bless themselves in Him, And in Him they
shall glory.”
3. For thus says the Lord to the men of Judah
and Jerusalem: “Break up your fallow ground,
And do not sow among thorns.
4. Circumcise yourselves to the Lord , And take
away the foreskins of your hearts, You men of
Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, Lest My fury
come forth like fire, And burn so that no one can
quench it, Because of the evil of your doings.”
5. Declare in Judah and proclaim in Jerusalem,
and say: “Blow the trumpet in the land; Cry,
‘Gather together,’ And say, ‘Assemble yourselves,
And let us go into the fortified cities.’
6. Set up the standard toward Zion. Take refuge!
Do not delay! For I will bring disaster from the
north, And great destruction.”
7. The lion has come up from his thicket, And
the destroyer of nations is on his way. He has
gone forth from his place To make your land
desolate. Your cities will be laid waste, Without
8. For this, clothe yourself with sackcloth,
Lament and wail. For the fierce anger of the
Lord Has not turned back from us.
9. “And it shall come to pass in that day,” says
the Lord , “ That the heart of the king shall
perish, And the heart of the princes; The priests
shall be astonished, And the prophets shall
Jeremiah 4:1-9 NKJV
According to Jesus teaching in Matthew 13:22;
sowing among thorns implies allowing cares of
this world and deceitfulness of riches to deny
one from practising the word of God as revealed
in the scriptures.
Yesterday, we discovered that the Israelites had
departed from their God and had an urgent need
to repent and return to Him. In returning, they
were to remove all that separated them from
God, especially greed and love of riches which
lead to idolatry. Others were covetousness and
selfish ambition which lead to oppressing the
poor and the weak. Israel had to turn away from
these wickedness and many others. Otherwise,
God would release unbearable punishment
against them.
Even today, God is telling Christians not to sow
among thorns.
Regrettably, many Christians are using corrupt
practices to enrich themselves; others bow to
idols of our times to overcome economic
pressure. Some oppress the poor, join cults and
accept ungodly partnerships because of fame
and wealth. Indeed, they are sowing among
thorns and so deliberately inviting the wrath of
God to the land. Examine yourself and repent
where necessary, for our God is merciful and
compassionate and will forgive according to His
promise (see 1 John 1:9).
Beloved, lay hold of His promises and so avert
the painful result of sowing among thorns. Do
not delay any longer on this matter.

PRAYER : Almighty God, help your children to
flee from every action and relationship that leads
to idolatry and godlessness in Jesus name.

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1. At that time the disciples came to Jesus,
saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of
2. Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him
in the midst of them,
3. and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you
are converted and become as little children, you
will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
4. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this
little child is the greatest in the kingdom of
5. Whoever receives one little child like this in My
name receives Me.
6. “Whoever causes one of these little ones who
believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if
a millstone were hung around his neck, and he
were drowned in the depth of the sea.
7. Woe to the world because of offenses! For
offenses must come, but woe to that man by
whom the offense comes!
8. “If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it
off and cast it from you. It is better for you to
enter into life lame or maimed, rather than
having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the
everlasting fire.
9. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out
and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter
into life with one eye, rather than having two
eyes, to be cast into hell fire.
10. “Take heed that you do not despise one of
these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven
their angels always see the face of My Father
who is in heaven.
11. For the Son of Man has come to save that
which was lost.
12. “What do you think? If a man has a hundred
sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not
leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to
seek the one that is straying?
13. And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to
you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over
the ninety-nine that did not go astray.
14. Even so it is not the will of your Father who
is in heaven that one of these little ones should
15. “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go
and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
If he hears you, you have gained your brother.
16. But if he will not hear, take with you one or
two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three
witnesses every word may be established.’
Matthew 18:1-16 NKJV

Selfishness and pride are major attributes of
godless persons or groups. It manifests itself in
a strong determination to please oneself at
others’ expense and also in a show of disregard
to Gods commandments. Selfishness and pride
breed offence, fighting, party spirit and hatred
and results in failure in team ministry.
In our text, our Lord Jesus Christ warned His
disciples against such and admonished them to
pursue after humility and self-discipline so as to
inherit the kingdom of heaven (vs.3-4). Those
who will overcome selfishness and pride must
give up mundane desires and place great value
on pleasing God and securing eternal life in
Christ Jesus. They must continue learning Christ
in all things and obeying Him without
As verses 15-16 show, the Christian has the
responsibility of initiating moves for
reconciliation when he or she is offended. Indeed
it takes courage and humility to do the above,
nevertheless, the scripture says purse peace with
all people, and holiness, without which no one
will see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).
In view of all this, can you sincerely and boldly
say that you are growing in selfless service and
peace-making, especially in the Church of God?
Your heavenly Father will give you grace if you
humble yourself.

PRAYER: Oh Lord, help me to deny myself of
rights and privileges so as to promote peace with
all men. Amen

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10. Then I said, “Ah, Lord God ! Surely You have
greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem,
Saying, ‘You shall have peace,’ Whereas the
sword reaches to the heart.”
11. At that time it will be said To this people and
to Jerusalem, “A dry wind of the desolate
heights blows in the wilderness Toward the
daughter of My people— Not to fan or to cleanse

12. A wind too strong for these will come for
Me; Now I will also speak judgment against
13. “Behold, he shall come up like clouds, And
his chariots like a whirlwind. His horses are
swifter than eagles. Woe to us, for we are
14. O Jerusalem, wash your heart from
wickedness, That you may be saved. How long
shall your evil thoughts lodge within you?
15. For a voice declares from Dan And proclaims
affliction from Mount Ephraim:
16. “Make mention to the nations, Yes, proclaim
against Jerusalem, That watchers come from a
far country And raise their voice against the
cities of Judah.
17. Like keepers of a field they are against her
all around, Because she has been rebellious
against Me,” says the Lord .
18. “Your ways and your doings Have procured
these things for you. This is your wickedness,
Because it is bitter, Because it reaches to your
Jeremiah 4:10-18 NKJV

In today's text, Jeremiah the Prophet could be
said to be bleeding in his heart because of the
consequences of the rebellion of his people,
which he saw in his vision. The people of Israel
were extremely wicked. Evil thoughts were said
to lodge in their hearts (v.14). They refused to
repent and turn to God.
God therefore made a declaration on to them
saying: make mention to the nations yes,
Proclaim against Jerusalem. That watchers come
from a far country. And raise their voice against
the cities of Judah . Your ways and doings have
procured these things for you. This is your
wickedness .Because it reaches to your heart
(vs.14-18). This declaration was fulfilled. Israel,
or Judah, was completely destroyed and the
whole land was made desolate.
Nigeria today is a replica of Judah. The sins of
the nation of Nigeria have come to a point that
those who are spiritually sensitive to Gods
holiness are also bleeding in their hearts. They
are so few that they are not noticed.
The sins of Nigerians bribery, homosexuality,
lesbianism and abortion, corruption among civil
servants, business men and women; murders,
fornication, adultery, deceit in the Church of God,
etc., are pushing God to pour His anger on the
country. And unless we repent and return to God,
a great disaster will come on this country.

PRAYER : Oh Lord God, spare Nigeria. Cause
the leaders and the Church to repent and turn to

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19. O my soul, my soul! I am pained in my very
heart! My heart makes a noise in me; I cannot
hold my peace, Because you have heard, O my
soul, The sound of the trumpet, The alarm of
20. Destruction upon destruction is cried, For the
whole land is plundered. Suddenly my tents are
plundered, And my curtains in a moment.
21. How long will I see the standard, And hear
the sound of the trumpet?
22. “For My people are foolish, They have not
known Me. They are silly children, And they have
no understanding. They are wise to do evil, But
to do good they have no knowledge.”
23. I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without
form, and void; And the heavens, they had no
24. I beheld the mountains, and indeed they
trembled, And all the hills moved back and forth.
25. I beheld, and indeed there was no man, And
all the birds of the heavens had fled.
26. I beheld, and indeed the fruitful land was a
wilderness, And all its cities were broken down
At the presence of the Lord , By His fierce
27. For thus says the Lord : “The whole land
shall be desolate; Yet I will not make a full end.
28. For this shall the earth mourn, And the
heavens above be black, Because I have spoken.
I have purposed and will not relent, Nor will I turn
back from it.
29. The whole city shall flee from the noise of
the horsemen and bowmen. They shall go into
thickets and climb up on the rocks. Every city
shall be forsaken, And not a man shall dwell in it.
30. “And when you are plundered, What will you
do? Though you clothe yourself with crimson,
Though you adorn yourself with ornaments of
gold, Though you enlarge your eyes with paint, In
vain you will make yourself fair; Your lovers will
despise you; They will seek your life.
Jeremiah 4:19-30 NKJV

Today's reading is a pronouncement of judgment
and disaster upon Judah and Jerusalem.
Jeremiah perceived it as a result of the sporadic
spread of sin in the land which had got to an
alarming rate. Judah and Jerusalem was found
guilty of the sin of idolatry, the sin of apostasy,
the sin of corruption and the sin of immorality.
Because of all these, disaster was proclaimed
upon the land (Jeremiah 4:29).
When we compare the case of Judah and
Jerusalem with the situation of Nigeria today, are
we free from a similar impending doom? What is
the scriptural condition of our nation today? The
revelation of the doom of Judah and Jerusalem
affected Jeremiah. What are we doing as
Christians to salvage the situation in our country
today? As a person, are you encouraging or
discouraging sin? Be warned, a sinner will not go
Are you living a double standard life? Read
Jeremiah 4:22 carefully. You may deceive men
but you cannot deceive God. This is because the
firm foundation of God stands, according to 2
Timothy 2:19.
God knows His people; the umbrella of church,
philanthropy and politics cannot hide you. Be
warned, the day is around the corner. Only true
children of God will escape. The only exit way is
to turn to God in repentance through Jesus

PRAYER: O Lord, help me to be on a safe side
on the day of your judgment.

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1. “Run to and fro through the streets of
Jerusalem; See now and know; And seek in her
open places If you can find a man, If there is
anyone who executes judgment, Who seeks the
truth, And I will pardon her.
2. Though they say, ‘ As the Lord lives,’ Surely
they swear falsely.”
3. O Lord , are not Your eyes on the truth? You
have stricken them, But they have not grieved;
You have consumed them, But they have refused
to receive correction. They have made their
faces harder than rock; They have refused to
4. Therefore I said, “Surely these are poor. They
are foolish; For they do not know the way of the
Lord , The judgment of their God.
5. I will go to the great men and speak to them,
For they have known the way of the Lord , The
judgment of their God.” But these have
altogether broken the yoke And burst the bonds.
6. Therefore a lion from the forest shall slay
them, A wolf of the deserts shall destroy them; A
leopard will watch over their cities. Everyone
who goes out from there shall be torn in pieces,
Because their transgressions are many; Their
backslidings have increased.
7. “How shall I pardon you for this? Your children
have forsaken Me And sworn by those that are
not gods. When I had fed them to the full, Then
they committed adultery And assembled
themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses.
8. They were like well-fed lusty stallions; Every
one neighed after his neighbor’s wife.
9. Shall I not punish them for these things? ”
says the Lord . “And shall I not avenge Myself on
such a nation as this?
10. “Go up on her walls and destroy, But do not
make a complete end. Take away her branches,
For they are not the Lord ’s.
11. For the house of Israel and the house of
Judah Have dealt very treacherously with Me,”
says the Lord .
12. They have lied about the Lord , And said, “ It
is not He. Neither will evil come upon us, Nor
shall we see sword or famine.
13. And the prophets become wind, For the word
is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them.”
Jeremiah 5:1-13 NKJV

Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a
reproach (brings destruction) to such people.
There is a serious battle in the spirit for evil to
dominate righteousness.
Our God is a Righteous God and desires
righteous people to worship Him. It was a
disheartening situation that no righteous man
could be found among Gods people so that God
could extend His pardon to the people of
What can be said of the Church today? The love
of many is waxing cold in these last days
(Matthew 24:12) because of the increase in
As a result, corruption has destroyed the
foundations of our country, despite our religious
disposition. It is discouraging when Churches are
not spared either. The Lord is calling for people
today who can stand to His honour. Can He
depend on you as a righteous man or woman to
sow mercy and pardon to our nation Nigeria?
Dare to be that righteous person God can find to
deliver His people.

PRAYER: O Lord, our righteous Judge, may
I prove to be that righteous man/woman whom
You are looking for. Cause my love for You to
wax stronger and stronger in these last days
such that I will overcome evil with good through
the merits of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ,

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14. Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts:
“Because you speak this word, Behold, I will
make My words in your mouth fire, And this
people wood, And it shall devour them.
15. Behold, I will bring a nation against you from
afar, O house of Israel,” says the Lord . “It is a
mighty nation, It is an ancient nation, A nation
whose language you do not know, Nor can you
understand what they say.
16. Their quiver is like an open tomb; They are
all mighty men.
17. And they shall eat up your harvest and your
bread, Which your sons and daughters should
eat. They shall eat up your flocks and your
herds; They shall eat up your vines and your fig
trees; They shall destroy your fortified cities, In
which you trust, with the sword.
18. “Nevertheless in those days,” says the Lord ,
“I will not make a complete end of you.
19. And it will be when you say, ‘Why does the
Lord our God do all these things to us?’ then you
shall answer them, ‘Just as you have forsaken
Me and served foreign gods in your land, so you
shall serve aliens in a land that is not yours.’
20. “Declare this in the house of Jacob And
proclaim it in Judah, saying,
21. ‘Hear this now, O foolish people, Without
understanding, Who have eyes and see not, And
who have ears and hear not:
22. Do you not fear Me?’ says the Lord . ‘Will you
not tremble at My presence, Who have placed
the sand as the bound of the sea, By a perpetual
decree, that it cannot pass beyond it? And
though its waves toss to and fro, Yet they cannot
prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot pass
over it.
23. But this people has a defiant and rebellious
heart; They have revolted and departed.
24. They do not say in their heart, “Let us now
fear the Lord our God, Who gives rain, both the
former and the latter, in its season. He reserves
for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.”
25. Your iniquities have turned these things
away, And your sins have withheld good from
26. ‘For among My people are found wicked
men; They lie in wait as one who sets snares;
They set a trap; They catch men.
27. As a cage is full of birds, So their houses are
full of deceit. Therefore they have become great
and grown rich.
28. They have grown fat, they are sleek; Yes,
they surpass the deeds of the wicked; They do
not plead the cause, The cause of the
fatherless; Yet they prosper, And the right of the
needy they do not defend.
29. Shall I not punish them for these things? ’
says the Lord . ‘Shall I not avenge Myself on
such a nation as this?’
30. “An astonishing and horrible thing Has been
committed in the land:
31. The prophets prophesy falsely, And the
priests rule by their own power; And My people
love to have it so. But what will you do in the
Jeremiah 5:14-31 NKJV

God delights in those who fear Him (Psalm
147:11). The fear of the Lord brings
enlightenment and understanding (Proverbs 1:7).
Events in our society today show that many
people who call themselves people of God, no
longer fear Him. The consequence is the rise in
evil in our societies.
Jeremiah was required to remind the children of
God of the dangers that result from their foolish
and senseless ways of forsaking the Lord for
idols. One notable danger was that such people
become lifeless, like the idols (v.21). God always
rebukes such people for them to forsake their
foolish ways for their own good and blessings
(Malachi 1:6, 3:16, 4:2).
The lack of the fear of God is very noticeable in
our society today as evil now reigns in many
How can we do so that the fear of God will
dominate our lives and the things we do? We
need to know that God is Almighty. He created
and holds everything in check (v.22).
The favour and blessings of God will be poured
out upon us only if we can restore the fear of
God in our lives (v.24).

PRAYER: Lord, may your fear so dominate me
that I will be kept away from evil, only by Your
grace. Amen.

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READING: Jeremiah 6: 1-9 King James Version
"1. O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves
to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow
the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in
Bethhaccerem: for evil appeareth out of the
north, and great destruction.
2. I have likened the daughter of Zion to a
comely and delicate woman.
3. The shepherds with their flocks shall come
unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her
round about; they shall feed every one in his
4. Prepare ye war against her; arise, and let us
go up at noon. Woe unto us! for the day goeth
away, for the shadows of the evening are
stretched out.
5. Arise, and let us go by night, and let us
destroy her palaces.
6. For thus hath the LORD of hosts said, Hew ye
down trees, and cast a mount against Jerusalem:
this is the city to be visited; she is wholly
oppression in the midst of her.
7. As a fountain casteth out her waters, so she
casteth out her wickedness: violence and spoil is
heard in her; before me continually is grief and
8. Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul
depart from thee; lest I make thee desolate, a
land not inhabited.
9. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall
throughly glean the remnant of Israel as a vine:
turn back thine hand as a grape gatherer into the

The anger of the Lord is directed at the
disobedient and stubborn people who persist in
evil. Evil here is exemplified by forsaking the
Lord and His Ways, with all the attendant
manifestations. Though the Lord is merciful, He
punishes the disobedient, if they refuse to repent
(2 Peter 2: 4). Punishment for evil does not only
apply to evildoers but also to those who support
them in any way or those who dwell around them
(Romans 1: 32). The instruction to the children
of Benjamin to flee from Jerusalem was because
of the impending destruction coming from the
Lord on account of the evil deeds of the people.
Lot was delivered from the impending
destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah
but not without the loss of his wife (Genesis 19:
14, 16, 26). The call to flee from evil is in every
way, very relevant in our time when evil/
disobedience is on the rise. It is for the safety
and preservation of our faith that we are advised
to flee from evil so that we do not get punished
together with the disobedient. We therefore need
to cry out against disobedience and warn
evildoers, making sure we do not encourage their
evil deeds.

PRAYER: Merciful Father, it is by Your mercies
we are not destroyed alongside the wicked. Keep
us safe in Your grace as we remain obedient to
You; having no part in them that persistently do
evil. Amen.

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