SCRIPTURE: For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It pays to serve God but it costs to serve the devil.
It has been confirmed that wrong desires are the foundation for a person’s destruction; a person’s wrong passion is the foundation for his temptation. That is why you must war against any wrong passion trying to creep into your life so that the devil does not use it as bait against you.
Some people’s wrong passion or area of weakness is money. They love money like Judas Iscariot. When the devil wanted to destroy Judas, he tempted him with money (John 12:6). For others, it is immorality. When he wanted to pull down David, he used a woman (2 Samuel 11:1-5).
What an animal loves is what is used to kill it. What an animal loves to eat is the bait that is used to trap it and kill it.
Beloved, sinful pleasure comes with a cost. It pays to serve God but it costs to serve the devil. There is no compromise without cost and there is no sinful pleasure without a consequence, both in time and in eternity.
A person drinking alcohol may be excited at the moment but after a short time, he loses control over himself. After a while, it begins to affect his marriage and family, then his health which may lead to death.
People have lost their jobs, destinies and lives on account of immoral affairs, stealing, etc.
Beloved, ask yourself, is that pleasure you are indulging in today worth the pay? Is that compromise worth the cost? Think about it!
Remember this: It pays to serve God but it costs to serve the devil.
1. Examine yourself and make amends where necessary.
2. Turn down every invitation to sin or compromise.
3. Make demands on the grace of God to live a holy life.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE TRANSACTION OF INIQUITY
PRAYER: Lord, I cannot live without You. Please help me to live right in this sinful world, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 58-60
QUOTE: Whatever brings separation between man and God signals danger and invites destruction into his (Man’s) life and destiny. Culled from “22 LAWS OF LIFE” Vol. 2 by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: Ants never sleep. Also they don’t have lungs.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Every evil, sinful passion or desire in your life is destroyed now in Jesus Name.