SCRIPTURE: You must not follow the crowd in doing wrong. Exodus 23:2 (NLT)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The fact that everyone is doing the wrong thing does not make it right.
It has been confirmed that a changed lifestyle is the essence of Christianity. A changed habit and lifestyle include the refusal to participate in cheating, examination malpractices, and other sinful practices.
Today, there are some examination centres called miracle centres. These are centres where examinations are written for students.
In these examination centres or halls that look like discussion centres, the invigilators look away while question papers and answer sheets are being exchanged by students. The invigilators, after being compromised by bribery, will deliberately refuse to do anything to stop the malpractice. No student fails in these centres. Everyone gets distinctions or the A- grade in all subjects.
What a hell-bound A-grade! Is that an A-grade or distinction in hellology? It is doubtless a distinction that can end a person in eternal flames of hellfire. What a waste of time, life and energy! This shall not be your portion in Jesus’ Name.
Beloved, what kind of Christian are you when unbelievers indulge in examination malpractices and you also join them to do the same thing?
There are some people today with degrees and certificates that are not higher than toilet or tissue papers because such certificates were acquired through high scale examinations malpractices, bribing or sleeping with lecturers.
At the end when such people begin to struggle in life, they will begin to wonder why they are struggling. They will begin to put their pastor under pressure to pray for a miracle to happen so that a degree they did not earn will give them a good job.
Beloved, the fact that everyone is doing the wrong thing does not make it right. Despite what people do, the standard of God remains sure.
Remember this: The fact that everyone is doing the wrong thing does not make it right.
1. Disconnect from wrong associations that make you do wrong things.
2. Seek Godly association that will push you into God, and into good.
PRAYER: I receive the grace Lord, to be different in my generation. Help me not to follow the multitude to commit sin, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITY.
QUOTE: A life of no integrity is a life of no character. It is not wisdom for a man to live such a life that cannot be trusted or relied upon. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Matthew 15-17.
AMAZING FACT: Lions can see six times better in the dark than a human. At night, a reflective coating on the back of their eyes helps capture moonlight.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: Mercy from God be released on you for compromises of time past in Jesus’ Name.