SCRIPTURE: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith… Galatians 5:22.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The calamity of every generation is traceable to character decadence; a generation decays when their character decays.
It has been observed that the quality of every generation is a reflection of the character traits of the people of that generation.
And the calamity of our generation is traceable to character decadence. A generation decays when their character decays.
Today, we live in a generation where young men and women find it difficult to respect people, especially elders. In our generation, young men and women find it difficult to greet elders. They wait for the elders to greet them first.
A young person may see an elderly person passing by and will be looking at the person without greeting. That is the mystery of this generation. That is not godliness! That is not Christianity! That is not of God!
Some other persons find it difficult to show appreciation. For example, if someone helped you or did something for you, no matter how little it may be, it is in order to say “Thank you. I appreciate what you have done. I do not take it for granted.” But the people we have these days would not do that.
What stops you from sending a text message of appreciation or even buying an appreciation card for the person that did something good for you?
And because people find it difficult to show appreciation, the door of breakthrough is closed against them.
When someone assists or favours you, but you do not have the courtesy of appreciation, further doors will be closed against you.
Worse still, some people find it very difficult to apologise or to say, “I am Sorry”. Others lack the virtue of saying kind words to people.
You see, all these are the reasons why favour is lacking today. These are the reasons why the door of favour is closed against many people in our generation today.
Beloved, determine never to be part of the decadence of our generation. Maintain good character.
REMEMBER THIS: The calamity of every generation is traceable to character decadence; a generation decays when their character decays.
- Refuse to be part of the character decadence of this generation.
- Be different in character and lifestyle. Show the virtues of goodness, respect, courtesy, and appreciation.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask that You deliver me from the character decadence of this generation. I receive the grace to show or display quality character, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: CHARACTER AND FAVOUR (PART 1).
QUOTE: When a person’s name is neat, his character is neat and his integrity is neat. Anywhere his name comes up, people recommend him. Culled from the book “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Hosea 13-Joel 1.
AMAZING FACT: The longest river in the world is the River Nile, clocking 6,853km in length. Its water resources are shared by 11 different countries, too.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: I pray that your life becomes a true reflection of your Heavenly Father by the working of the Spirit in Jesus’ Name.