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Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 7:26am On Jan 01
Date: 2020-JAN-01
*(New Year day/Circumcision and Naming of


1. What then shall we say that Abraham our
father has found according to the flesh?
2. For if Abraham was justified by works, he has
[something] to boast about, but not before God.
3. For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham
believed God, and it was accounted to him for
4. Now to him who works, the wages are not
counted as grace but as debt.
5. But to him who does not work but believes on
Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is
accounted for righteousness,
6. just as David also describes the blessedness
of the man to whom God imputes righteousness
apart from works:
7. "Blessed [are those] whose lawless deeds are
forgiven, And whose sins are covered;
8. Blessed [is the] man to whom the LORD shall
not impute sin."
9. [Does] this blessedness then [come] upon the
circumcised [only,] or upon the uncircumcised
also? For we say that faith was accounted to
Abraham for righteousness.
10. How then was it accounted? While he was
circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while
circumcised, but while uncircumcised.
11. And he received the sign of circumcision, a
seal of the righteousness of the faith which [he
had while still] uncircumcised, that he might be
the father of all those who believe, though they
are uncircumcised, that righteousness might be
imputed to them also,
12. and the father of circumcision to those who
not only [are] of the circumcision, but who also
walk in the steps of the faith which our father
Abraham [had while still] uncircumcised.

The Lord has done it once again! Welcome to
this year 2020! Our text today gives us a clear
picture of what should be our focus in our
Christian faith. Circumcision or no circumcision,
a person is made righteousness before God
through faith in Christ Jesus. Apostle Paul
demonstrated this through the life of Abraham
whose faith in God was accounted to him as
righteous before he was even circumcised
(vv.9-10). God is specifically interested in your
life- Jesus has paid for all your sins by His death
on the cross. When you believe and have faith in
Him, He will give you a new life of glorious
Today is New Year Day which in our church
calendar marks the circumcision and naming of
Jesus. It is vital to note that He was given the
name,Jesus, in line with his earthly ministry
(Matthew 1:21). Do not see yourself as an
ordinary person- you have a divine assignment on
earth. Find your calling, follow it and never allow
anything to shift your attention from it. Focus on
doing what God sent you to do irrespective of
how people assess you. Let this line of thought
shape your mission this year. Take your stand,
renew your mind and resolve to follow God’s
leading through His words. Names have influence
in life- mind the name you give to your children.
Again, allow your good name to reflect in your
ministry on earth. Happy New Year!

PRAYER: Take time today to pray and
rededicate your life and family to God. Ask for
the grace to walk in faith and righteousness this
Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 5:28am On Jan 02
Date: 2020-01-02


13. For the promise that he would be the heir of
the world [was] not to Abraham or to his seed
through the law, but through the righteousness
of faith.
14. For if those who are of the law [are] heirs,
faith is made void and the promise made of no
15. because the law brings about wrath; for
where there is no law [there is] no transgression.
16. Therefore [it is] of faith that [it might be]
according to grace, so that the promise might be
sure to all the seed, not only to those who are
of the law, but also to those who are of the faith
of Abraham, who is the father of us all
17. (as it is written, "I have made you a father of
many nations"wink in the presence of Him whom he
believed -- God, who gives life to the dead and
calls those things which do not exist as though
they did;
18. who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so
that he became the father of many nations,
according to what was spoken, "So shall your
descendants be."
19. And not being weak in faith, he did not
consider his own body, already dead (since he
was about a hundred years old), and the
deadness of Sarah's womb.
20. He did not waver orruptible man -- and birds
and belief, but was strengthened in faith, giving
glory to God,
21. and being fully convinced that what He had
promised He was also able to perform.
22. And therefore "it was accounted to him for
23. Now it was not written for his sake alone
that it was imputed to him,
24. but also for us. It shall be imputed to us who
believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord
from the dead,
25. who was delivered up because of our
offenses, and was raised because of our

The golden thread of people who through faith
made God to establish a lasting covenant with
them and their descendants runs through history.
Abraham stands out as a good example. Paul
explains that Abraham pleased God through faith
(v.16). Abraham never doubted that God would
fulfil His promise. He looked to God, obeyed Him,
and waited for Him to fulfil His word. God’s
timing may be different from ours;faith, patience
and trust are highly needed in our Christian
journey. Psalm 105:18-19 says “Until God fulfilled
His promise to Joseph, He allowed his word to
try him. The promise God gave to Abraham was
fulfilled in Jesus Christwho was from Abraham’s
line, and through whom the whole world was
blessed (Gen. 12:3).
Your faith, trust and confidence in God are great
acts of worship. A child’s trust in his parents to
take care of his needs is a mark of honour.
Hebrews 10:14 says “Do not cast away your
confidence in God which has a great reward.”
God can be trusted, even when you cannot
predict the outcome. Remain faithful and
trustworthy in those challenges you may be
facing now; God will make a way where there is
no way. He made bitter water to become sweet
to the Israelites (Exodus 15:22-24). The God of
Abraham will make you to smile. Only believe,
trust and obey.

PRAYER: With faith, ask God to cause that
serious challenge facing you to be turned to your

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 4:38am On Jan 03
DATE: 2020-01-03


1. A Song of Ascents. Behold, bless the LORD,
All [you] servants of the LORD, Who by night
stand in the house of the LORD!
2. Lift up your hands [in] the sanctuary, And
bless the LORD.
3. The LORD who made heaven and earth Bless
you from Zion!

Our debt of appreciation to God is beyond
measure,so a call to bless Him can be likened to
a call to praise and express appreciation to Him.
The striking point of this Psalm is that it makes
us to understand that right worship is an ancient
practice. Lifting up one’s hands in worship is
also a welcome activity in worship. Observe
equally that the Psalm ended with a statement
on God’s blessing to His people (v.3).
Think for a moment about all that God did to
bring you where you are today. Are you not
moved by the fact that God still counts you
among those that received His grace to be in the
land of the living? God deserves your praise. Let
your lifestyle this year and henceforth bring glory
to His name; dissociate yourself from any act
that will dishonour Him. As you honour Him, He
promises to honour you (1Sam. 2:30). One sure
way of getting promotion in life is to live a life
that promotes the will of God- let God be happy
for your life this year and always!

PRAYER: To you oh Lord, be all the glory
for the great things you have done for me and
my family. Help me to remain faithful.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 6:36am On Jan 04
DATE: 2020-01-04


1. Praise the LORD! Praise the name of the
LORD; Praise [Him,] O you servants of the LORD!
2. You who stand in the house of the LORD, In
the courts of the house of our God,
3. Praise the LORD, for the LORD [is] good; Sing
praises to His name, for [it is] pleasant.
4. For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself,
Israel for His special treasure.
5. For I know that the LORD [is] great, And our
Lord [is] above all gods.
6. Whatever the LORD pleases He does, In
heaven and in earth, In the seas and in all deep
7. He causes the vapors to ascend from the
ends of the earth; He makes lightning for the
rain; He brings the wind out of His treasuries.
8. He destroyed the firstborn of Egypt, Both of
man and beast.
9. He sent signs and wonders into the midst of
you, O Egypt, Upon Pharaoh and all his servants.
10. He defeated many nations And slew mighty
kings --
11. Sihon king of the Amorites, Og king of
Bashan, And all the kingdoms of Canaan --
12. And gave their land [as] a heritage, A
heritage to Israel His people.
13. Your name, O LORD, [endures] forever, Your
fame, O LORD, throughout all generations.
14. For the LORD will judge His people, And He
will have compassion on His servants.
15. The idols of the nations [are] silver and gold,
The work of men's hands.
16. They have mouths, but they do not speak;
Eyes they have, but they do not see;
17. They have ears, but they do not hear; Nor is
there [any] breath in their mouths.
18. Those who make them are like them; [So is]
everyone who trusts in them.
19. Bless the LORD, O house of Israel! Bless the
LORD, O house of Aaron!
20. Bless the LORD, O house of Levi! You who
fear the LORD, bless the LORD!
21. Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, Who dwells
in Jerusalem! Praise the LORD!

This Psalm begins with a call to praise the Lord.
The Psalmist gives two major reasons why God
is to be praised: The first reason is that the Lord
is good (v.3). The second reason is His choice
of Jacob for Himself and Israel for His special
treasure (v.4). Today, the Lord has declared that
we are His chosen people (1Peter 2:9);He
treasures us. He loves those who believe in Him.
Verses 15-18 show that those who worship idols
are as blind and insensitive as the idols
themselves. If the true God is your God, you will
become more like Him as you worship Him.
Be sensitive in the spiritand let your devotion to
Him and His worship be a daily guideline for your
living. Constantly evaluate your life to ensure
that it is moving towards God, not away from
Him. Get your goals and priority in life right- the
simple fact is that one becomes like the idol one
worships. This calls for caution, especially in our
time where people easily sacrifice church
programmes and Christian activities because of
football, social media, clubs, money, possessions
and pleasure. You know the one you give
preference,but remember that whatever you give
attention more than God has become an object
of worship to you. Do the right thing.

PRAYER: to you my Saviour, I surrender
all. Help me to subject my will to Your will.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 5:04am On Jan 05
Date: 2020-01-05
(Sunday, Christmas 2)


1. In those days John the Baptist came
preaching in the wilderness of Judea,
2. and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of
heaven is at hand!"
3. For this is he who was spoken of by the
prophet Isaiah, saying: "The voice of one crying
in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the LORD;
Make His paths straight.' "
4. And John himself was clothed in camel's hair,
with a leather belt around his waist; and his food
was locusts and wild honey.
5. Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region
around the Jordan went out to him
6. and were baptized by him in the Jordan,
confessing their sins.
7. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and
Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to
them, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee
from the wrath to come?
8. "Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance,
9. "and do not think to say to yourselves, 'We
have Abraham as [our] father.' For I say to you
that God is able to raise up children to Abraham
from these stones.
10. "And even now the ax is laid to the root of
the trees. Therefore every tree which does not
bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the
11. "I indeed baptize you with water unto
repentance, but He who is coming after me is
mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy
to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit
and fire.
12. "His winnowing fan [is] in His hand, and He
will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and
gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn
up the chaff with unquenchable fire."

One striking revelation in our text today is that
John was focused in his ministry. His message
was very direct: “Repent, for the kingdom of
heaven is near.” His ministry was not miracle-
centred yet people went out to him from
Jerusalem, all Judea and the whole region of the
Jordan (v.5), confessing their sins and
gettingbaptised. There was no compromise to his
message as he told the people the
consequences of sin and an un-repented life.
Despite the great influence he was commanding,
he was still humble and focused enough to tell
people the limit of his ministry and the power of
Jesus who would come after him.
John did not perform any miracles but what
made him great was his message of repentance.
What makes a preacher or prophet great is his
message. Let your message, lifestyle and
influence be centredon making people citizens of
heaven. Again, live a purpose-driven life.
Understand your divine mission on earth;focus
your life on achieving what God sent you here to
achieve. Don’t abandon your mission and create
a generational gap -think of what would have
happened if John had channelled his calling
towards seeking material gains. Irrespective of
your level of achievement and success in
ministry and life, still remain humble in life and
focused on your calling.

PRAYER: Consecrate me Lord to Thy

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 5:09am On Jan 06
Date: 2020-01-06
(Monday, Epiphany Day)


1. For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ
Jesus for you Gentiles --
2. if indeed you have heard of the dispensation
of the grace of God which was given to me for
3. how that by revelation He made known to me
the mystery (as I have briefly written already,
4. by which, when you read, you may understand
my knowledge in the mystery of Christ),
5. which in other ages was not made known to
the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by
the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets:
6. that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the
same body, and partakers of His promise in
Christ through the gospel,
7. of which I became a minister according to the
gift of the grace of God given to me by the
effective working of His power.
8. To me, who am less than the least of all the
saints, this grace was given, that I should preach
among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of
9. and to make all see what [is] the fellowship of
the mystery, which from the beginning of the
ages has been hidden in God who created all
things through Jesus Christ;
10. to the intent that now the manifold wisdom
of God might be made known by the church to
the principalities and powers in the heavenly
11. according to the eternal purpose which He
accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,
12. in whom we have boldness and access with
confidence through faith in Him.
13. Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at
my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

Tough people keep going when the going gets
tough. Apostle Paul showed maturity and total
devotion in his ministry towards the salvation of
the gentiles. As Martin Luther, Jr., once said;
“the ultimate measure of a man is not where he
stands in the moment of comfort and
convenience, but where he stands at time of
challenge and controversy.” While in prison, Paul
did not see himself as a prisoner under the
Roman Government. Rather, he saw himself as a
prisoner of Christ Jesus for the gentiles (v.1).
He showed that he could be trusted in any given
situation in matters regarding the gospel. One
major factor that sustained him in the ministry
was his clear understanding of the reason for his
calling. He realised that he received grace to
preach among the gentiles (v.cool,so he was not
disobedient to the heavenly vision (Act 26:19).
He even encouraged the concerned people not
to lose heart because of his tribulations (v.13).
Pause and reflect: At your age, have you really
realized your core ministry in life? The knowledge
of this will go a long way in shaping your
approach to issues. Your ministry might be to
raise a godly generation;it might be to help
spread the gospel. It might also be to encourage
the weak in life and faith. Find it, follow it and
fulfil it. Though the road may be rough, the grace
will sustain you as it sustained Paul. However,
you can’t work for God without giving Him a
place in your life. As you reflect, take time today
to re-order your life and ensure that you live for
what you were born. Don’t take this revelation for

PRAYER: Give me the grace oh Lord to
remain faithful in times of challenges.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 4:48am On Jan 07
DATE: 2020-01-07


1. Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for [He is] good!
For His mercy [endures] forever.
2. Oh, give thanks to the God of gods! For His
mercy [endures] forever.
3. Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords! For His
mercy [endures] forever:
4. To Him who alone does great wonders, For
His mercy [endures] forever;
5. To Him who by wisdom made the heavens,
For His mercy [endures] forever;
6. To Him who laid out the earth above the
waters, For His mercy [endures] forever;
7. To Him who made great lights, For His mercy
[endures] forever --
8. The sun to rule by day, For His mercy
[endures] forever;
9. The moon and stars to rule by night, For His
mercy [endures] forever.
10. To Him who struck Egypt in their firstborn,
For His mercy [endures] forever;
11. And brought out Israel from among them, For
His mercy [endures] forever;
12. With a strong hand, and with an outstretched
arm, For His mercy [endures] forever;
13. To Him who divided the Red Sea in two, For
His mercy [endures] forever;
14. And made Israel pass through the midst of it,
For His mercy [endures] forever;
15. But overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the
Red Sea, For His mercy [endures] forever;
16. To Him who led His people through the
wilderness, For His mercy [endures] forever;
17. To Him who struck down great kings, For His
mercy [endures] forever;
18. And slew famous kings, For His mercy
[endures] forever --
19. Sihon king of the Amorites, For His mercy
[endures] forever;
20. And Og king of Bashan, For His mercy
[endures] forever --
21. And gave their land as a heritage, For His
mercy [endures] forever;
22. A heritage to Israel His servant, For His
mercy [endures] forever.
23. Who remembered us in our lowly state, For
His mercy [endures] forever;
24. And rescued us from our enemies, For His
mercy [endures] forever;
25. Who gives food to all flesh, For His mercy
[endures] forever.
26. Oh, give thanks to the God of heaven! For
His mercy [endures] forever.

The phrase, ‘His mercy endures forever’ is
repeated throughout this Psalm. We owe God
praises -an expression of appreciation. As human
beings, we are often moved to gratitude;we
thank people who do something good to us. We
equally expect people to thank us when we offer
help to them. God deserves our praises. We
cannot pay Him for what He does for us, but we
can express our thanks as a sign of gratitude.
God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords
(vv.2-3). He is supremeand his work of creation
is wonderful. He made great light using the sun
for the day and the moon and stars for the night
“Gratitude” they say, “is the best attitude.”The
grace to live should therefore be appreciated.
Thank God for His grace upon you and your
family. It is only through the Lord’s mercies that
we are not consumed (Lam. 3:22). So, praise
the Lord for giving you Light in the day (sun). If
it were to be supplied by men, you wouldn’t have
paid for the constant supply of it. Praise Him for
your deliverance. Thank Him for the dangers you
escaped. Count your blessings and name them
one by one, it will surely surprise you what the
Lord has done for you. So be glad and praise Him
today and always.

PRAYER: Take time today to appreciate
the goodness of God and offer praises to Him..

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 5:41am On Jan 08
DATE: 2020-01-08


1. By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down,
yea, we wept When we remembered Zion.
2. We hung our harps Upon the willows in the
midst of it.
3. For there those who carried us away captive
asked of us a song, And those who plundered us
[requested] mirth, [Saying,] "Sing us [one] of the
songs of Zion!"
4. How shall we sing the LORD's song In a
foreign land?
5. If I forget you, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand
forget [its skill!]
6. If I do not remember you, Let my tongue cling
to the roof of my mouth -- If I do not exalt
Jerusalem Above my chief joy.
7. Remember, O LORD, against the sons of Edom
The day of Jerusalem, Who said, "Raze [it,] raze
[it,] To its very foundation!"
8. O daughter of Babylon, who are to be
destroyed, Happy the one who repays you as you
have served us!
9. Happy the one who takes and dashes Your
little ones against the rock!

To be proactive is to control a situation by
making things happen rather than waiting for
things to happen and then reacting to them. For
many years, prophets warned the Israelites that
they would be punished if they did not
repent;they did not heed to this advice. Then in
587BC, they were invaded by the Babylonians
and taken captive. As we can observe from our
text, the captives sat and wept- it was the
destruction of their cherished house of God that
caused them the greatest grief. The Edomites
were happy to see the destruction of
Jerusalem;they wanted it destroyed (v.7). Don’t
rejoice at the downfall of people. The measure
you give will be the measure you will also
receive. There was a call for vengeance against
the Babylonians for their inhuman treatment to
the Israelites especially the children (vv.8-9).
The Israelites were not comfortable in a strange
land;they even refused to sing the Lord’s song
there. The Lord has given you freedom through
the death of Jesus Christ;don’t put yourself into
any form of slavery again. Sin is a reproach and
it can make you to lose your right and freedom.
The Israelites were not relaxed in a strange land.
In the same way, don’t live and act as if life
ends here - heaven is our home. Be more
conscious of eternity than of earthly things.
Remember, it is never late to make a fresh and
strong beginning.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, do not cast me
away from Your presence, rather restore to me
the joy of your salvation

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 4:59am On Jan 09
DATE: 2020-01-09


1. [A Psalm] of David. I will praise You with my
whole heart; Before the gods I will sing praises
to You.
2. I will worship toward Your holy temple, And
praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and
Your truth; For You have magnified Your word
above all Your name.
3. In the day when I cried out, You answered me,
[And] made me bold [with] strength in my soul.
4. All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O
LORD, When they hear the words of Your mouth.
5. Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the LORD,
For great [is] the glory of the LORD.
6. Though the LORD [is] on high, Yet He regards
the lowly; But the proud He knows from afar.
7. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will
revive me; You will stretch out Your hand Against
the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand
will save me.
8. The LORD will perfect [that which] concerns
me; Your mercy, O LORD, [endures] forever; Do
not forsake the works of Your hands.

Take a closer look at verse 1 again. Observe that
the Psalmist did not say he would give praise to
God but that he would do so with all his heart.
What we give out shows the value we attach to
the receiver. Genuine expression of thanks and
praise to God can only come when we sincerely
reflect on the goodness of God upon our lives
and families. If we are not careful, the
challenges of life will becloud our heart of
appreciation and instead of thanking God, we will
be living in complaints because of expectations
not yet met. It is your duty to tell the world that
the Lord is good to you. Even in the midst of
dangers and challenges, still thank God in
advance for breakthrough and success. God will
not allow any enemy to subject you to tribute
(Psalm 89:22). In verse 8, it is clearly written
that the Lord will perfect that which concerns
you. You are in safe hands.
Relax, God is in control. He is your life and the
length of your days (Deut. 30:20). Give Him
praise from the bottom of your heart. If you are
not happy for the things He is yet to do, thank
Him for the ones He has done and the dangers
He has helped you escape. You have hope
because He allowed you to be in the land of the
living. Don’t be proud because the Lord will know
you from afar (v.6). Adopt a new approach to
praising God. Let the totality of your life show
that you deeply value His love. Let Him know
that your debt of love to Him is beyond measure.

Give Him praise from your whole heart.
PRAYER: Choose worship songs of your
interest and praise God

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 6:12am On Jan 10
DATE: 2020-01-10


1. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. O
LORD, You have searched me and known [me.]
2. You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3. You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4. For [there is] not a word on my tongue, [But]
behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.
5. You have hedged me behind and before, And
laid Your hand upon me.
6. [Such] knowledge [is] too wonderful for me; It
is high, I cannot [attain] it.
7. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can
I flee from Your presence?
8. If I ascend into heaven, You [are] there; If I
make my bed in hell, behold, You [are there.]
9. [If] I take the wings of the morning, [And]
dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10. Even there Your hand shall lead me, And
Your right hand shall hold me.
11. If I say, "Surely the darkness shall fall on
me," Even the night shall be light about me;
12. Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day; The darkness
and the light [are] both alike [to You.]
13. For You formed my inward parts; You
covered me in my mother's womb.
14. I will praise You, for I am fearfully [and]
wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works,
And [that] my soul knows very well.
15. My frame was not hidden from You, When I
was made in secret, [And] skillfully wrought in
the lowest parts of the earth.
16. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet
unformed. And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me, When [as yet there
were] none of them.
17. How precious also are Your thoughts to me,
O God! How great is the sum of them!
18. [If] I should count them, they would be more
in number than the sand; When I awake, I am
still with You.
19. Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
20. For they speak against You wickedly; Your
enemies take [Your name] in vain.
21. Do I not hate them, O LORD, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against
22. I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them
my enemies.
23. Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try
me, and know my anxieties;
24. And see if [there is any] wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

Any person who wants to live a fulfilled Christian
life must take today’s passage seriously. Today,
some people are bringing shame to the gospel.
So many Christians are engaging in evil and
demonic practices just to gain influence,
positions and possessions. Their only concern is
to ensure that people do not see what they do in
secret. Our text shows that God is all-knowing.
He knows our thoughts and what we do in
secret. He is present everywhere, even in dark
places where evil is committed. To those who
live righteously, there are great benefits because
no matter where they are, the eye of the Lord is
upon them for good and to guide and guard
them. The Psalmist in verse 23 asked God to
search for his sin and point it out. He even
asked for his thoughts to be tested. Can we do
The word of God is like a mirror that gives to
everyone the true reflection of his/her own face.
Where do you belong? What type of secret
engagements and sinful acts do you do in the
secret? God is watching. The good news to the
righteous this year is that it shall be well with
them. (Isaiah 3:10). The eyes of the Lord will be
on them to protect and guard them. A sinner
who fails to repent will have no hiding place. The
evil doers are under divine watch and they will
likely be exposed. Follow the pathway of honour -
be on the Lord’s side. He is watching your steps.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, let what I do in
the secret and open be things that bring glory to

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1. To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me
from violent men,
2. Who plan evil things in [their] hearts; They
continually gather together [for] war.
3. They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; The
poison of asps [is] under their lips. Selah
4. Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the
wicked; Preserve me from violent men, Who have
purposed to make my steps stumble.
5. The proud have hidden a snare for me, and
cords; They have spread a net by the wayside;
They have set traps for me. Selah
6. I said to the LORD: "You [are] my God; Hear
the voice of my supplications, O LORD.
7. O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation,
You have covered my head in the day of battle.
8. Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the
wicked; Do not further his [wicked] scheme,
[Lest] they be exalted. Selah
9. "[As for] the head of those who surround me,
Let the evil of their lips cover them;
10. Let burning coals fall upon them; Let them
be cast into the fire, Into deep pits, that they rise
not up again.
11. Let not a slanderer be established in the
earth; Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow
12. I know that the LORD will maintain The
cause of the afflicted, [And] justice for the poor.
13. Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your
name; The upright shall dwell in Your presence.

Do not be afraid- you are under divine care,you
are safe! God cares for His people. King David
who is accredited with this Psalm ruled Israel for
40yearsbut a good portion of his youthful age
was spent in battle field.Despite his day-to-day
challenges from enemies, he survived and lived a
fulfilled life of 120 years before he died. If a war-
like man like David survived, you will survive. The
same God that preserved the life of David will
keep your life! Surely, they will gather but
because their gathering is not of the Lord, they
will scatter.
The word of the Lord in Psalm 32:8 says “I will
guide you along the best pathway for your life, I
will advise you and watch over you” (NLT). No
weapon formed against you will ever prosper.
However, do not form any weapon against your
life and other people’s lives. They that kill by the
sword will also die by the sword. If you want
access road, do not be a barrier to others. God is
with you when you are with Him. The oppressors
will not triumph. The Lord will make sure that
justice triumphs and He will not abandon the
needy (v.12). He will take charge over your life
while you will owe Him praises and thanks. You
are safe under God’s care.

PRAYER: Rock of ages cleft for me and
let me hide myself in Thee.

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(Sunday, Epiphany 1)


13. Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at
the Jordan to be baptized by him.
14. And John [tried to] prevent Him, saying, "I
need to be baptized by You, and are You coming
to me?"
15. But Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit
[it to be so] now, for thus it is fitting for us to
fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him.
16. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up
immediately from the water; and behold, the
heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the
Spirit of God descending like a dove and
alighting upon Him.
17. And suddenly a voice [came] from heaven,
saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am
well pleased."

In most cases in life, people are often enthroned
by the people they will lead. John the Baptist
had been explaining that Jesus’ Baptism would
be much greater than his own baptism. Suddenly,
Jesus appeared on the scene, walking up to
John to be baptised. John felt unqualified;he
rather wanted Jesus to baptise him (v.14).
Jesus told John that his baptism was necessary
to fulfil all righteousness (v.15). To fulfil all
righteousness here is likened to accomplishing
God’s mission. Jesus’ baptism was a step of
obedience at the beginning of His public ministry
to identify Himself with John’s message of
repentance. Jesus never sinned and so His
baptism was not for repentance from sin. In this
passage, all three Persons of the Trinity are
present. God the Father speaks; God the Son is
baptisedas God the Holy Spirit descends:
There are striking lessons from today’s text.
First, Jesus was humble to allow John to baptise
him. Humility is the key to successful life and
ministry. Regrettably, it is lacking today among
us. Second, Jesus was dependent on the Holy
Spirit for His ministry. If Jesus could be
dependent on the Holy Spirit, it means that we
can do nothing on our own. Third, God tells us
what Heaven thinks about Jesus: He is a beloved
Son. What does Heaven say about you? Who lays
claim over your life? Baptism is a public
declaration of our status as children of God.
Make sure your life follows the pattern of your

PRAYER: Help me merciful God to play
my part in fulfilling Your purpose in my family,
church and society.

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1. A Psalm of David. LORD, I cry out to You;
Make haste to me! Give ear to my voice when I
cry out to You.
2. Let my prayer be set before You [as] incense,
The lifting up of my hands [as] the evening
3. Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep
watch over the door of my lips.
4. Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To
practice wicked works With men who work
iniquity; And do not let me eat of their
5. Let the righteous strike me; [It shall be] a
kindness. And let him rebuke me; [It shall be] as
excellent oil; Let my head not refuse it. For still
my prayer [is] against the deeds of the wicked.
6. Their judges are overthrown by the sides of
the cliff, And they hear my words, for they are
7. Our bones are scattered at the mouth of the
grave, As when one plows and breaks up the
8. But my eyes [are] upon You, O GOD the Lord;
In You I take refuge; Do not leave my soul
9. Keep me from the snares they have laid for
me, And from the traps of the workers of
10. Let the wicked fall into their own nets, While
I escape safely.

The word of the Lord gives us deep insight on
how to live a fulfilled life. The first two verses in
our text is a call for help. There is a striking
lesson in verses3-6. Take another closer look at
them and observe that the Psalmist asks God
not to allow him to join evil things or to practise
wicked works with men who work iniquities.
Today, we live in a society where young men in
their numbers are joining occult groups for
protection, worldly possessions, and influence;
girls and women who ought to be responsible are
selling their bodies. Different cult groups exist
evenin secondary schoolsand young people are
joining in their numbers. Don’t be part of them.
You have a special assignment from God; God is
interested in your life. The last sentence in verse
5 explains one major reason the Psalmist said he
would not join evil doers. The reason is that he
prays against evil deeds. 2Cor. 10:6 says “And
being ready to punish all disobedience when your
obedience is fulfilled.” Those who are evil cannot
pray against evil.
Consider your ways. Don’t betray the trust God
has on you. Don’t be involved in any act that will
destroy your relationship with Him. The presence
of our Lord Jesus in you is your hope of glory.
Be a faithful partner with God in this wicked
generation. Let God count on you! Repent and
renounce if you are already on the wrong side.

PRAYER: Help me oh Lord to be drawn
closer and closer to you in my daily life.

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1. A Contemplation of David. A Prayer when he
was in the cave. I cry out to the LORD with my
voice; With my voice to the LORD I make my
2. I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare
before Him my trouble.
3. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me,
Then You knew my path. In the way in which I
walk They have secretly set a snare for me.
4. Look on [my] right hand and see, For [there is]
no one who acknowledges me; Refuge has failed
me; No one cares for my soul.
5. I cried out to You, O LORD: I said, "You [are]
my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.
6. Attend to my cry, For I am brought very low;
Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are
stronger than I.
7. Bring my soul out of prison, That I may praise
Your name; The righteous shall surround me, For
You shall deal bountifully with me."

It was Jean–Jacques Rousseau, an18th century
French Philosopher that said, “Man is born free,
but everywhere he is in chains.” Nobody is
immune to trouble– you will change your
perception of the people you think are better
than you if they tell you their own challenges. In
our text, the Psalmist acknowledged that he was
in trouble and he poured out his complaints
before God and equally declared his trouble to
Him. His experience in verse 4 is a lesson to us.
At this time of trouble, people abandoned him
and no one cared for his soul. Stop complaining.
Expectingso much from human beingswill only
bringyou disappointment. It is a general
experience that people often abandon one when
one is in trouble. The only friend in need is
Jesus who is also a friend indeed.
Your problem may not be the troubles you have
but the approach you adopt in seeking solution.
Trust in God: The arms of flesh will fail you
(Jeremiah 17:5). Every person has his own
headacheand it’s only God that knows how to
bring solutions to every problem and such
solutions can even come from sources you least
expected help. If God does not help you, no one
will. Encourage yourself and draw strength from
God. It is well with you.

PRAYER: Take time to present those
problems before God and tell Him exactly how
you feel.

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1. A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD,
Give ear to my supplications! In Your faithfulness
answer me, [And] in Your righteousness.
2. Do not enter into judgment with Your servant,
For in Your sight no one living is righteous.
3. For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He
has crushed my life to the ground; He has made
me dwell in darkness, Like those who have long
been dead.
4. Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me;
My heart within me is distressed.
5. I remember the days of old; I meditate on all
Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands.
6. I spread out my hands to You; My soul [longs]
for You like a thirsty land. Selah
7. Answer me speedily, O LORD; My spirit fails!
Do not hide Your face from me, Lest I be like
those who go down into the pit.
8. Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the
morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know
the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my
soul to You.
9. Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; In You
I take shelter.
10. Teach me to do Your will, For You [are] my
God; Your Spirit [is] good. Lead me in the land of
11. Revive me, O LORD, for Your name's sake!
For Your righteousness' sake bring my soul out
of trouble.
12. In Your mercy cut off my enemies, And
destroy all those who afflict my soul; For I [am]
Your servant.

As Chinua Achebe put it, as humans, “we need
to know where the rain began to beat us.” In
continuation of his prayers for help, the Psalmist,
in verse 5, reflected on his past experiences. He
remembered the days of old. He equally
meditated on all the works of God. You need a
good sense of history to face the task ahead.
Think about the challenges you have faced in the
past and how God helped you to overcome them.
Pause and reflect on the past. Why then do you
lose trust in the same God? God does not
change. Your approach to Him concerning that
problem you are facing now may be seen as a
loss of confidence in Him.
Gather yourself and go back to God in trust.
Lamentations 3:37says, “Who is he who speaks
and it comes to pass, when the Lord has not
commanded it?”Let the Lord who has been your
help in the years past continue to be your hope
now and in the years to come. Do not give up.
Your miracle may be closer than you expect.
Just cast all your burdens unto Him, for He cares
for you (1Peter 5:7). No one can lead you to
excellence as your creator can. Cheer up!

PRAYER: In line with the word of God,cast
all those burdens on God and ask Him to take

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Date: 2020-Jan-16


TEXT: Psalm 144(NKJV)
1. [A Psalm] of David. I will praise You with my
whole heart; Before the gods I will sing praises
to You.
2. I will worship toward Your holy temple, And
praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and
Your truth; For You have magnified Your word
above all Your name.
3. In the day when I cried out, You answered me,
[And] made me bold [with] strength in my soul.
4. All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O
LORD, When they hear the words of Your mouth.
5. Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the LORD,
For great [is] the glory of the LORD.
6. Though the LORD [is] on high, Yet He regards
the lowly; But the proud He knows from afar.
7. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will
revive me; You will stretch out Your hand Against
the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand
will save me.
8. The LORD will perfect [that which] concerns
me; Your mercy, O LORD, [endures] forever; Do
not forsake the works of Your hands.

STUDY: Verses 1 and 2 of our text today show
us that God is our Rock and Solid Foundation. If
we remain in Him, He helps us in our fight
against principalities, powers and spiritual forces
of wickedness. He will not allow us to be
defeated in battle; He will show us
lovingkindness, defend, protect and deliver us
and subdue our enemies. We are safe in the
hands of God.
From verses 3 and 4, we see how frail we are
and how short our lives are. Even when we are
highly connected with great people, or when we
are educated, rich, beautiful, handsome, and very
healthy, our lives are just like a vapour that
appears for a while and vanishes. Psalm 39:5
teaches that every man in his best state is
altogether vanity. This is seen in the fact that
men die, women die; great people die, small
people die; the wise die, fools die; the rich die,
the poor die; students die, teachers die; patients
die, doctors die; clients die, lawyers die.What
doesthis call for? Simple: Humility and wisdom.
We must humble ourselves and remain in God so
that He will protect us, fight our battles and give
us life. Let us not boast since we cannot keep
ourselves and can only stand firm if we are
standing on the solid rock, Jesus Christ.

PRAYER: Pray with Psalm with 90:12:So teach
us to number our days that we may gain a heart
of wisdom.

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TEXT: Psalm 145
1. I will extol You, my God, O King; And I will
bless Your name forever and ever.
2. Every day I will bless You, And I will praise
Your name forever and ever.
3. Great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised;
And His greatness [is] unsearchable.
4. One generation shall praise Your works to
another, And shall declare Your mighty acts.
5. I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your
majesty, And on Your wondrous works.
6. [Men] shall speak of the might of Your
awesome acts, And I will declare Your greatness.
7. They shall utter the memory of Your great
goodness, And shall sing of Your righteousness.
8. The LORD [is] gracious and full of
compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy.
9. The LORD [is] good to all, And His tender
mercies [are] over all His works.
10. All Your works shall praise You, O LORD, And
Your saints shall bless You.
11. They shall speak of the glory of Your
kingdom, And talk of Your power,
12. To make known to the sons of men His
mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of His
13. Your kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom,
And Your dominion [endures] throughout all
14. The LORD upholds all who fall, And raises up
all [who are] bowed down.
15. The eyes of all look expectantly to You, And
You give them their food in due season.
16. You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of
every living thing.
17. The LORD [is] righteous in all His ways,
Gracious in all His works.
18. The LORD [is] near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
19. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear
Him; He also will hear their cry and save them.
20. The LORD preserves all who love Him, But all
the wicked He will destroy.
21. My mouth shall speak the praise of the
LORD, And all flesh shall bless His holy name
Forever and ever.
This Psalm is a psalm of praise and expression
of gratitude to God. The Psalmist begins by
extolling the Lord; in verse 2 he says that he
would bless God every day of his life. He took
time to mention the qualities and goodness of
God for which God deserves to be praised.
Unfortunately many of us do not praise and extol
the Lord. Some people concentrate their
attention on counting their losses and woes.
They fail to see all the good things God does for
them. The devil will only show you woes and
losses, but if you pause, count your many
blessings and name them one by one, it will
surprise you what the Lord has done. The truth is
that in every circumstance of your life, there are
some reasons to praise God. Carefully find these
One brother got wedded in November 2018. Ten
days after, he was taking his wife to her place of
work a couple of kilometers from their residence,
and on the way, had a fatal accident. He lost one
of his eyes and sustained multiple injuries. The
wife had a fracture and wounds and both of them
were admitted in a Teaching hospital. Many
people asked “where is God?” “Why did God
allow this to happen to this faithful brother?”
Some others blamed God. When this brother was
visited in the hospital, he was praising God for
not allowing the devil execute his plan of killing
him and his wife. People shuddered at this state
of mind that could praise God in such a negative

PRAYER: Sing this Hymn and pray with it.
Praise my soul the King of heaven
To His feet thy tribute bring,
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Who like me His praise should sing,
Halleluiah, halleluiah
Praise the everlasting King.

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1. Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!
2. While I live I will praise the LORD; I will sing
praises to my God while I have my being.
3. Do not put your trust in princes, [Nor] in a son
of man, in whom [there is] no help.
4. His spirit departs, he returns to his earth; In
that very day his plans perish.
5. Happy [is he] who [has] the God of Jacob for
his help, Whose hope [is] in the LORD his God,
6. Who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all
that [is] in them; Who keeps truth forever,
7. Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who
gives food to the hungry. The LORD gives
freedom to the prisoners.
8. The LORD opens [the eyes of] the blind; The
LORD raises those who are bowed down; The
LORD loves the righteous.
9. The LORD watches over the strangers; He
relieves the fatherless and widow; But the way
of the wicked He turns upside down.
10. The LORD shall reign forever -- Your God, O
Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!

Today’s Psalm begins with a soliloquy with the
Psalmist telling himself to praise God now that
he (the psalmist) was alive. As long as you are
alive, find reasons to praise God because those
who are in the graves do not praise him. Praising
God brings joy to your heart and strength to
body. That’s why Nehemiah 8:10 says the joy of
the Lord is my strength.
Verse 3 enjoins us not to put our trust in man.
However, many trust in their connections.Do you
trust in man, charm, occult ringsor secret
societies? Many people who put their trust in
connections from man have been woefully
disappointed in their time of need. Some who
trusted in great men for help did not get the help
because of the sudden death of such great men.
No wonder Psalm 118: 8, 9 says that it is better
to trust in God than put confidence in man
(princes). If you trust in God, He will never
disappoint you because He keeps His truth
forever. He will never be partial to you because
He executes justice for the oppressed. He will
never allow you to starve because He gives food
to the hungry. He will deliver you from captivity
because He gives freedom to prisoners. In fact,
the Lord will watch over you, establish you in
righteousness and give you peace. Psalm 125
concludes the matter by saying that those who
trust in the Lord are like mount Zion which
cannot be moved, but abides forever.

PRAYER: God help me to trust in You in
all circumstances of my life.

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(Epiphany 2)


11. And such were some of you. But you were
washed, but you were sanctified, but you were
justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by
the Spirit of our God.
12. All things are lawful for me, but all things are
not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will
not be brought under the power of any.
13. Foods for the stomach and the stomach for
foods, but God will destroy both it and them.
Now the body [is] not for sexual immorality but
for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
14. And God both raised up the Lord and will also
raise us up by His power.
15. Do you not know that your bodies are
members of Christ? Shall I then take the
members of Christ and make [them] members of
a harlot? Certainly not!
16. Or do you not know that he who is joined to
a harlot is one body [with her?] For "the two," He
says, "shall become one flesh."
17. But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit
[with Him.]
18. Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man
does is outside the body, but he who commits
sexual immorality sins against his own body.
19. Or do you not know that your body is the
temple of the Holy Spirit [who is] in you, whom
you have from God, and you are not your own?
20. For you were bought at a price; therefore
glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which
are God's.

I have never seen a man arrested by the police
for overfeeding.However, overfeeding, though not
unlawful, is not profitable. In today’s passage,
Paul enjoins us to exercise self-control.
Overfeeding, drunkenness, over-sleeping,
pornography and other riotous living may not be
expressly banned anywhere, but they are not
beneficial to us in our relationship with God and
one another. Philippians 4:5 enjoins us to make
our moderation clear to all men. Even though
food, drink and leisure are good, we should not
allow them to dominate or conquer us. Verse 15
warns us against moral laxity and sexual
immorality. As Christians, our bodies are
members of Christ; that is, we are in union with
Christ. If any believer commits sexual immorality,
He removes himself from the union with Christ
and makes his body a member of an immoral
These days many people live in sexual
immorality. Some men sleep with their maids;
some sleep with their office secretaries,
receptionists, waitersand sisters in-laws.Some
other men handle, caress and romance strange
ladies. At the same time, some married women
sleep with other men in hotels. If you are guilty,
repent immediately and forsake it. Sexual
immorality is a terrible sin which desecrates the
body - the temple of the Holy Spirit. Verse 18
commands us to flee sexual immorality. Do not
have any relationship with any man or woman
who seduces you.

PRAYER: I am weak, but You are mighty,
please Lord hold me with your powerful hands
and help me to flee sexual immorality and all
appearances of evil.

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1. Praise the LORD! For [it is] good to sing
praises to our God; For [it is] pleasant, [and]
praise is beautiful.
2. The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers
together the outcasts of Israel.
3. He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their
4. He counts the number of the stars; He calls
them all by name.
5. Great [is] our Lord, and mighty in power; His
understanding [is] infinite.
6. The LORD lifts up the humble; He casts the
wicked down to the ground.
7. Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing
praises on the harp to our God,
8. Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who
prepares rain for the earth, Who makes grass to
grow on the mountains.
9. He gives to the beast its food, [And] to the
young ravens that cry.
10. He does not delight in the strength of the
horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a
11. The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear
Him, In those who hope in His mercy.
12. Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your
God, O Zion!
13. For He has strengthened the bars of your
gates; He has blessed your children within you.
14. He makes peace [in] your borders, [And] fills
you with the finest wheat.
15. He sends out His command [to the] earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
16. He gives snow like wool; He scatters the
frost like ashes;
17. He casts out His hail like morsels; Who can
stand before His cold?
18. He sends out His word and melts them; He
causes His wind to blow, [and] the waters flow.
19. He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes
and His judgments to Israel.
20. He has not dealt thus with any nation; And
[as for His] judgments, they have not known
them. Praise the LORD!

God is really awesome. The Psalmist shouts
praises to God for His awesomeness, mighty
works and care for Israel and the children of
God is so awesome that He counts the number
of the stars and calls them by their names.
Surely there are innumerable stars, yet God
knows their names. Verse 9 tells us that God
gives food to the beasts. Humans are surely
greater than the stars and beasts. If God knows
the names of these stars, He certainly knows us
by our individual names. If He cares for the
beasts, surely He cares for us in His mercies just
as He cares for the children of Israel. We don’t
need to worry about our lives, what we shall eat,
wear or drink. Let us do our part by working hard
and casting our burdens upon the Lord because
He cares for us. (1 Peter 5:7).
One of the things you can do so that God will
take pleasure in you is to fear Him and depend
on His mercies. Fearing God means to depart
from sin and live righteously, while hoping in
God’s mercies includes trusting Him,
acknowledging His kindness and looking forward
to benefiting from His kindness and mercies. Are
there any difficulties, problems, sicknesses and
unpleasant situations you are passing through?
Tell them to God in prayer and then depend on
His mercy to see you through.

PRAYER: Awesome God, I give You
praise! Please help me to carry my burdens to
You, for You care for me. Help me to completely
trust You, hope and depend on Your mercies.

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1. Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the
heavens; Praise Him in the heights!
2. Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His
3. Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all you
stars of light!
4. Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, And you
waters above the heavens!
5. Let them praise the name of the LORD, For
He commanded and they were created.
6. He also established them forever and ever; He
made a decree which shall not pass away.
7. Praise the LORD from the earth, You great sea
creatures and all the depths;
8. Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind,
fulfilling His word;
9. Mountains and all hills; Fruitful trees and all
10. Beasts and all cattle; Creeping things and
flying fowl;
11. Kings of the earth and all peoples; Princes
and all judges of the earth;
12. Both young men and maidens; Old men and
13. Let them praise the name of the LORD, For
His name alone is exalted; His glory [is] above
the earth and heaven.
14. And He has exalted the horn of His people,
The praise of all His saints -- Of the children of
Israel, A people near to Him. Praise the LORD!

Today’s scripture enjoins all creatures - living,
and non-living, talking and non-talking, angelic
and human, heavenly and earthly, plants and
animals, aquatic, aerial and terrestrial beings,
kings and subjects, the poor and the rich, young
and old, high and low to praise the Lord. God
loves to be praised. God is holy and He inhabits
the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3). God does
not eat physical foods like yam, beans, salad,
etc. The food He eats is praises from His
creatures. It is wonderful to notice that apart
from men, other living and non-living things
praise the Lord. The flowers praise the Lord; the
birds praise the Lord when they sing. Read the
wording of stanza 2 of Hymn 442 (A&M)
Each little flower that opens
Each little bird that sings
He made their glowing colours
He made their tiny wings.
God so deserves to be praised that if we His
children refuse to praise Him, the stones will
immediately cry out in praise to God. In all our
situations, whether good or bad, painful or easy,
let us give praise to God. Sing Hymn 290 (A&M),
stanza 1
Through all the changing scenes of life
In trouble and in joy
The praises of my God shall still
My heart and tongue employ.

PRAYER: Lord, my King, please help me to
see reasons to praise You in all situations

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1. Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new
song, [And] His praise in the assembly of saints.
2. Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; Let the
children of Zion be joyful in their King.
3. Let them praise His name with the dance; Let
them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and
4. For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He
will beautify the humble with salvation.
5. Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing
aloud on their beds.
6. [Let] the high praises of God [be] in their
mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand,
7. To execute vengeance on the nations, And
punishments on the peoples;
8. To bind their kings with chains, And their
nobles with fetters of iron;
9. To execute on them the written judgment --
This honor have all His saints. Praise the LORD!

In our reading today, we are enjoined to praise
God with dancing, with tambourine and harp.
Verse 5 enjoins us to praise God for joy even as
we lie on our beds. Why should we praise the
Lord any how! The reason is that the Lord is our
Maker; without our aid He did us make. Again
the Lord delights in us and He crowns us with
victory and salvation whenever we humble
ourselves. The Lord honours the faithful. When
we praise the Lord, He will execute vengeance
on the nations that hate us and punishment on
the people who afflict us. The Lord will bind the
kings and leaders that trouble us with fetters and
shake and execute judgement against them. God
executed judgement against Jericho and pulled
down its wall.
One of the ways you can defeat your spiritual
and physical enemies is by giving true and pure
praise borne out of holiness and gratitude to
God. Jehoshaphat praised his way to victory and
defeated Moab and Ammon(2 Chronicles 20:21,
22). If you understand the power of praise, you
will concentrate more effort on praising the Lord
than in chasing your enemies and praying for
their death. Praise God always, and He will fight
your battles!

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, please teach
and help me to praise you with a holy heart and
in the beauty of your holiness.
Sing Hymn A&M 166, stanza 1:
All people that on earth do dwell
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice
Him serve with fear His praise forth tell
Come ye before Him and rejoice.

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1. Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
2. Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him
according to His excellent greatness!
3. Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
4. Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise
Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
5. Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with
clashing cymbals!
6. Let everything that has breath praise the
LORD. Praise the LORD!

One of the ways we can appreciate God for His
mighty works and His unequalled greatness is by
freely praising Him with all our hearts, our souls,
minds and with all our strength. God does many
mighty works such as creating us, keeping us
alive, giving us our daily bread, delivering us
from evil, dangers and various accidents, giving
us children, giving us admissioninto schools,
healing us and keeping us breathing every day.
God also fights our unseen battles and gives us
God is awesomeand great; His greatness cannot
be equaled at all by anything or anybody. When
we carefully meditate and consider God’s
mercies, His kindness and compassion towards
us and the incredible love He bestowed on us
and the hope of eternal life, we should
wholeheartedly praise His holy name. Praise God
with your tongueand clapping of hands; praise
Him with instruments like the trumpet, harp,
guitar, organ, cymbals and tambourine. Instead of
murmuring or complaining about everything, turn
the occasion of complaining to the occasion of
praising God. If you incline your heart to praising
God, He will take away your ailments.

PRAYER: Carefully think and recollect all
the things God has done for you and praise Him
with all your heart.

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TEXT: Acts 8:26-40(NKJV)
26. Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip,
saying, "Arise and go toward the south along the
road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza."
This is desert.
27. So he arose and went. And behold, a man of
Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under
Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had
charge of all her treasury, and had come to
Jerusalem to worship,
28. was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he
was reading Isaiah the prophet.
29. Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go near and
overtake this chariot."
30. So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading
the prophet Isaiah, and said, "Do you understand
what you are reading?"
31. And he said, "How can I, unless someone
guides me?" And he asked Philip to come up and
sit with him.
32. The place in the Scripture which he read was
this: "He was led as a sheep to the slaughter;
And as a lamb before its shearer [is] silent, So
He opened not His mouth.
33. In His humiliation His justice was taken
away, And who will declare His generation? For
His life is taken from the earth."
34. So the eunuch answered Philip and said, "I
ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of
himself or of some other man?"
35. Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning
at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him.
36. Now as they went down the road, they came
to some water. And the eunuch said, "See, [here
is] water. What hinders me from being baptized?"
37. Then Philip said, "If you believe with all your
heart, you may." And he answered and said, "I
believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."
38. So he commanded the chariot to stand still.
And both Philip and the eunuch went down into
the water, and he baptized him.
39. Now when they came up out of the water,
the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that
the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on
his way rejoicing.
40. But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing
through, he preached in all the cities till he came
to Caesarea.

The Eunuch from Ethiopia was a man of great
authority and the treasurer of Ethiopia; a public
officer of great repute!He travelled all the way to
Jerusalem to worship God and on his way back
was reading the Book of the Prophet Isaiah with
curiosity.For this man to have travelled such a
long distance to worship God shows that he
must have been a man of great devotion to God.
Some people who live short distances or few
kilometers to churches fail on many occasions to
attend church services and activities for many
flimsy excuses. Some who live short distances to
the church fail to attend services because they
don’t want to trek. Service to God must take us
costly devotion. If you fail to worship or serve
God for flimsy reasons, then you are not a
devoted Christian.
The Ethiopian Eunuch was not carried away by
his greatness neither did his official busy
schedule prevent him from going to worship God.
In fact, he sought God with all his heart, just like
Zacchaeus; and he found God. On your own part,
if you cast away laziness, pride, excuses, and
sin, and seek God with deep devotion, you will
find Him. Philip obeyed God and went to where
God sent him(v.26). His obedience led to his
being used by the Holy Spirit for conversion of
the Ethiopian Eunuch. If you obey God in all
situations, He will use you for signs and wonders.
Try this and see the benefits!

PRAYER: Use Hymn A&M 76 (verse 3) to
ask God to make you serve Him with deep

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(Conversion of Saul)


TEXT: Acts 9:1-19(NKJV)
1. Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder
against the disciples of the Lord, went to the
high priest
2. and asked letters from him to the synagogues
of Damascus, so that if he found any who were
of the Way, whether men or women, he might
bring them bound to Jerusalem.
3. As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and
suddenly a light shone around him from heaven.
4. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice
saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you
persecuting Me?"
5. And he said, "Who are You, Lord?" Then the
Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are
persecuting. It [is] hard for you to kick against
the goads."
6. So he, trembling and astonished, said, "Lord,
what do You want me to do?" Then the Lord
[said] to him, "Arise and go into the city, and you
will be told what you must do."
7. And the men who journeyed with him stood
speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no one.
8. Then Saul arose from the ground, and when
his eyes were opened he saw no one. But they
led him by the hand and brought [him] into
9. And he was three days without sight, and
neither ate nor drank.
10. Now there was a certain disciple at
Damascus named Ananias; and to him the Lord
said in a vision, "Ananias." And he said, "Here I
am, Lord."
11. So the Lord [said] to him, "Arise and go to
the street called Straight, and inquire at the
house of Judas for [one] called Saul of Tarsus,
for behold, he is praying.
12. "And in a vision he has seen a man named
Ananias coming in and putting [his] hand on him,
so that he might receive his sight."
13. Then Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard
from many about this man, how much harm he
has done to Your saints in Jerusalem.
14. "And here he has authority from the chief
priests to bind all who call on Your name."
15. But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a
chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before
Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.
16. "For I will show him how many things he
must suffer for My name's sake."
17. And Ananias went his way and entered the
house; and laying his hands on him he said,
"Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to
you on the road as you came, has sent me that
you may receive your sight and be filled with the
Holy Spirit."
18. Immediately there fell from his eyes
[something] like scales, and he received his sight
at once; and he arose and was baptized.
19. So when he had received food, he was
strengthened. Then Saul spent some days with
the disciples at Damascus.

Saul was still uttering threats and was eager to
kill all the followers of Jesus Christ in his zeal
for his Jewish religion. About to enter Damascus
to arrest and bring in chains to Jerusalem all the
followers of Jesus Christ, a light from heaven
suddenly shone around him and he fell down and
became blind. From here, he became converted
and lost the zeal to accomplish the mission for
which he was going to Damascus.Anybody who
fights a Christian fights against the Lord Jesus
Christ. That’s why Jesus asked Saul “…why are
you persecuting me?” He also said “it is hard for
you to kick against the goad” or prick. When we
stick close to Jesus Christ, nothing can harm us.
When your life is hidden with Christ in God, God
will fight your battles and deliver you from
unseen forces of evil.
From today’s scripture, one wonders how without
delay and argument, the tyrant Saul, became
Brother Saul. This shows that there is nobody
whose conversion is too difficult for God. Is
there any member of your family or anybody at
all whose conversion seems too hard? Don’t lose
hope. One spectacular act from the Lord will
make that person a meek Christian.

PRAYER: God of signs and wonders,
please fight my battles and give me victories.
Release your miraculous power to draw many
souls unto you.

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(Epiphany 3)


TEXT: 1 John 1:1-7(NKJV)
1. That which was from the beginning, which we
have heard, which we have seen with our eyes,
which we have looked upon, and our hands have
handled, concerning the Word of life --
2. the life was manifested, and we have seen,
and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal
life which was with the Father and was
manifested to us --
3. that which we have seen and heard we
declare to you, that you also may have fellowship
with us; and truly our fellowship [is] with the
Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
4. And these things we write to you that your joy
may be full.
5. This is the message which we have heard
from Him and declare to you, that God is light
and in Him is no darkness at all.
6. If we say that we have fellowship with Him,
and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice
the truth.
7. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another, and the
blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from
all sin.

Today, John boldly bears witness of what he had
seen, heard, and touched. The evidence is that
Jesus is the Word of life Who was with the
Father and He was made manifest to us.The
way we can bear witness about Christ is by
preaching to sinners and urging them to repent
and receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and
Saviour. If you do not go for evangelism, you
need to buckle up. Verse 2 says that the
essence of witnessing to people is to make them
come into the fellowship of believers, Jesus and
the Father.
Verses 5 and 6 are apt at this time when people
claim they are Christians, but don’t bear fruits
that befit Christianity. Some Christians go to
native doctors, cheat, take or give bribes,
commit sexual immorality, fightand even get
drunk. Some beat their spouses while many are
in secret societies, steal, cheat and tell lies
comfortably. People who do these things are
walking in darkness and do not practise the
truth. People who walk in the light live in
holiness and righteousness and depart from sin.
They have fellowship with the Father and the
Sonand the blood of Jesus cleanses them from
all sins.

PRAYER: Sing Hymn SS&S 379, Stanza 1
and ask God to keep you in fellowship with Him
and His son.
Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
Are you washed in the Blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this Hour?
Are you washed in the Blood of the Lamb?
*Chorus:* Are you washed…. in the Blood
In the soul-cleansing Blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

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1. Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of
Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's
elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which
accords with godliness,
2. in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot
lie, promised before time began,
3. but has in due time manifested His word
through preaching, which was committed to me
according to the commandment of God our
4. To Titus, a true son in [our] common faith:
Grace, mercy, [and] peace from God the Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.
5. For this reason I left you in Crete, that you
should set in order the things that are lacking,
and appoint elders in every city as I commanded
you --
6. if a man is blameless, the husband of one
wife, having faithful children not accused of
dissipation or insubordination.
7. For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward
of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not
given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money,
8. but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-
minded, just, holy, self-controlled,
9. holding fast the faithful word as he has been
taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine,
both to exhort and convict those who contradict.
10. For there are many insubordinate, both idle
talkers and deceivers, especially those of the
11. whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert
whole households, teaching things which they
ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain.
12. One of them, a prophet of their own, said,
"Cretans [are] always liars, evil beasts, lazy
13. This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke
them sharply, that they may be sound in the
14. not giving heed to Jewish fables and
commandments of men who turn from the truth.
15. To the pure all things are pure, but to those
who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure;
but even their mind and conscience are defiled.
16. They profess to know God, but in works they
deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and
disqualified for every good work.

In today’s reading, Paul reminded Titus of the
reason for which he left him at Crete- to set in
order the things that needed to be put in order
and appoint elders in each church: A man who is
to be made an elder must be blameless, a
husband of one wife, having faithful children who
are not accused of being wild and disobedient.
Nowadays, many people have been appointed
elders in churches in total disregard to the
qualities set forth in this scripture. Some people
are appointed elders because of their wealth;in
fact, some armed robbers, notorious politicians,
adulterers, occult people and polygamists with
disobedientand riotous children are elders or
knights in some churches. They hijack the
church, brutalise the pastors, block church
accounts, squander church money and cause
confusion in the church. Some members even
embark on election malpractices to get elected
into various committees of the church.
If you are an elder, committee member, pastor or
overseer in any Christian organisation, you must
use sound doctrine to resist and stop the people
who preach false doctrines, deceivers, idle
talkers and jesters. Verse 16 shows the
difference between talk and walk. People don’t
really know you as a Christian because of your
words, but because of your walk or lifestyle.
Jesus said “by their fruits,ye shall know them.”
Live your talk. Live what you profess.

PRAYER: Lord, please help me to be sober
and self-controlled. Help me to use sound
doctrines to overcome false doctrines in Jesus
name, Amen.

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TEXT: Titus 2:1-10(NKJV)
1. But as for you, speak the things which are
proper for sound doctrine:
2. that the older men be sober, reverent,
temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience;
3. the older women likewise, that they be
reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to
much wine, teachers of good things --
4. that they admonish the young women to love
their husbands, to love their children,
5. to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good,
obedient to their own husbands, that the word of
God may not be blasphemed.
6. Likewise exhort the young men to be sober-
7. in all things showing yourself [to be] a pattern
of good works; in doctrine [showing] integrity,
reverence, incorruptibility,
8. sound speech that cannot be condemned, that
one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having
nothing evil to say of you.
9. [Exhort] bondservants to be obedient to their
own masters, to be well pleasing in all [things,]
not answering back,
10. not pilfering, but showing all good fidelity,
that they may adorn the doctrine of God our
Savior in all things.

Sound doctrine requires that older men should be
sober, worthy of respect, temperate, sound in
faith, in love and in endurance. Older women
should also by their conduct command respect;
they should not be slanderers or drunkards but
teachers of good things. They should teach the
young women,especially, the newly married,to
love their husbands and children. However, some
older women have deceived some newly married
through gossip and bad advice to disobey and
hate their husbands and this has led to many
Verse 5 enjoins young women to be self-
controlled, chaste, busy at home and obedient to
their husbands. But instead of heeding this
injunction, some youngwomen live riotous lives,
sleep with men in their offices and hotels and
thereafter develop the impetus to neglect their
own husbands. Some are incurable liars.
Young men should be sober and people with
integrity, good workand sound doctrine. Young
men who harass, abuse, insult and beat their
wives lack integrity, self-respect and self-control.
Servants and apprentices who are disobedient,
answer back to their masters and steal their
masters’ money fall short of the word of God.
Ask God for the grace to comply in full with the
word of God.

PRAYER: , have mercy upon me and
incline my heart to keep your word.

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11. For the grace of God that brings salvation
has appeared to all men,
12. teaching us that, denying ungodliness and
worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously,
and godly in the present age,
13. looking for the blessed hope and glorious
appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus
14. who gave Himself for us, that He might
redeem us from every lawless deed and purify
for Himself [His] own special people, zealous for
good works.
15. Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with
all authority. Let no one despise you.

The Bible tells us that we are saved by grace
through faith. Verse 11 of our text makes it clear
that the grace of God brings salvation, and this
grace has appeared to all men. What does grace
do? Grace teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness
and worldly lust. If really we have been saved by
grace, we should desist from such ungodly acts
like lying, cheating, bribery, stealing, sexual
immorality, gossiping. Some fuel stations owners
who claim to have been saved by grace reset
their metres and cheat the masses, some
electricity distribution company staff exploit and
extort people by giving them outrageous bills;
some civil servants cheat, deceive, extort and
exploit naïve persons who come to their tables.
Many policemen, military men and other law
enforcement agents intimidate and extort money
from the citizens. Some teachers and lecturers
exploit students, aid examination malpractice and
sleep with students of the opposite sex, yet they
claim to be children of God.
The grace of God does not make us sin, instead
it teaches us to live soberly, righteously and
godly in this world. Any person who is living in
sin and claims that he is covered by grace is
deceiving himself. Romans 6:1 clearly shows that
we should not continue in sin that grace may
increase. If you want to enter into the kingdom
of God through grace, you must depart from sin
and cling to righteousness.

PRAYER: Sing Hymn (SS & S) 601 stanza
2 and pray with it
All to Jesus I surrender
Humbly at His feet I bow
Worldly pleasure all forsaken
Take me, Jesus, take me now
Chorus: I surrender all …. I surrender all ……
All to thee my blessed Saviour, I surrender all.

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1. Remind them to be subject to rulers and
authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good
2. to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable,
gentle, showing all humility to all men.
3. For we ourselves were also once foolish,
disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and
pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and
hating one another.
4. But when the kindness and the love of God
our Savior toward man appeared,
5. not by works of righteousness which we have
done, but according to His mercy He saved us,
through the washing of regeneration and
renewing of the Holy Spirit,
6. whom He poured out on us abundantly through
Jesus Christ our Savior,
7. that having been justified by His grace we
should become heirs according to the hope of
eternal life.

Today’s Bible passage sets the boundary within
which a Christian should operate. As Christians,
we should be subject to the government, rulers
and authorities and obey the courts and laws of
the land. People who engage in anti-social and
anti-economic practices contravene the laws of
the land contrary to the word of God. Are you
Verse 1 of the passage requires us to be ready
to do whatever is good. This word of God
supersedes the law of the land and constitution
of the country. For example, if rulers or superiors
command you to do a work that is evil, like
election malpractice, assassination of opponents,
importation of contraband or dangerous
weapons,money laundering,etc., you should not
obey. Such commands are manifestly unlawful. A
person who commits sexual immorality with a
boss in the office and claims he/she only
obeyedacommand is acting contrary to the word
of God. Acts 4:19 says that that it is right to
obey God more than man.
If you find yourself breaking the commandment
of God because you want to obey the rulers of
this world or please your superiors in office, you
have no justifiable reason before God. From
Mark 7:9,we see that as Christians we should
not speak evil of anybody, but should be gentle,
peaceable and humble.

PRAYER: My Father, please give me the
humility to obey the rulers and authorities, and
the boldness to say “No” to ungodly orders and
instructions in Jesus name,

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8. This is a faithful saying, and these things I
want you to affirm constantly, that those who
have believed in God should be careful to
maintain good works. These things are good and
profitable to men.
9. But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies,
contentions, and strivings about the law; for they
are unprofitable and useless.
10. Reject a divisive man after the first and
second admonition,
11. knowing that such a person is warped and
sinning, being self-condemned.
12. When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be
diligent to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have
decided to spend the winter there.
13. Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their
journey with haste, that they may lack nothing.
14. And let our [people] also learn to maintain
good works, to [meet] urgent needs, that they
may not be unfruitful.
15. All who [are] with me greet you. Greet those
who love us in the faith. Grace [be] with you all.

The beginning of today’s passage is very crucial.
Paul would want it to be stressed and repeated
continually that Christians should be careful to
keep doing good work, because it is profitable.
Many people have hidden under the saying that
we are saved by grace through faith and not by
our works as a reason not to do good works.
This is wrong! The Bible enjoins us to do good
work, help the poor, the orphans, the fatherless,
the widows, etc,(Read Acts 9:36-43). Dorcas was
raised from the dead because of the good work
she did towards people. Inasmuch as it is not our
good works that saved us, good work is a sign of
people who have been saved by grace through
Many times we are in positions to help peoplebut
we postpone doing so and eventually fail to do
altogether. Proverbs 3:28 discourages us from
postponing doing good work. Psalm 41:1 enjoins
us to help the poor. Christians should not involve
themselves in foolish and noisy arguments,
contentions and strivings; they are not good
work and are unprofitable and useless. The best
way to treat a contentious person is to cut him
off after the first and second warnings. From
today, whenever it is within your power to do
good work, or to show mercy, don’t delay. Do not
delay or frustrate people because they did not
give you bribe, or because they did not bow to
you.In your place of work, once a person merits
a position or thing, give it to him/her without
undue delay and useless technicalities.

PRAYER: Ask God to direct a person to
you, or direct you to a person whom you will help
by your good work.

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10. Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name
of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the
same thing, and [that] there be no divisions
among you, but [that] you be perfectly joined
together in the same mind and in the same
11. For it has been declared to me concerning
you, my brethren, by those of Chloe's
[household,] that there are contentions among
12. Now I say this, that each of you says, "I am
of Paul," or "I am of Apollos," or "I am of
Cephas," or "I am of Christ."
13. Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you?
Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
14. I thank God that I baptized none of you
except Crispus and Gaius,
15. lest anyone should say that I had baptized in
my own name.
16. Yes, I also baptized the household of
Stephanas. Besides, I do not know whether I
baptized any other.
17. For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to
preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words,
lest the cross of Christ should be made of no

The Corinthian Church was endowed with many
Spiritual gifts (vs. 5-7), but it was a problematic
Church: Some members had committed sexual
immorality (1Cor. 5:1). It was a divided Church –
at least four groups were mentioned from
today’s passage (1Cor. 1:12-13; cf. 3:3-7). Some
claimed to belong to Paul because he was a
preacher of the gospel of grace, of Christian
freedom and the end of the law. Others belonged
to Apollos because he was an administratorand
also an eloquent and passionate preacher.
Cephas’ supporters were most likely Jews who
insisted on the observance of the Jewish law.
There were those who self-righteously claimed
to follow Christ. These groups probably
considered themselves the true Christians;and
the Church was divided along these personalities.
All those who were supporting particular parties
in the Church were relying on human thinking
and ignoring God’s desire that the body of Christ
be united (Jn. 17:20-23).
We still make the same mistake today. We
frequently witness Church divisions based on
factors such as age, education, class, loyalty to
the pastors, ethnicity, etc. Such divisions are
wrong. Examine yourself now and make sure that
you are not an instrument of division in the
Church. If you are, kindly repent and ask God for
forgiveness. Remember, division is one of the
things the Lord hates and it is an abomination
before Him (Proverbs 6:16-19).

PRAYER: : Heavenly Father, deliver Your
Church from party spirit; and may unity
overcome division in Jesus Name, Amen.

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