Topic: God Is Not Limited (3): Ignorance [Monday 12, December 2016]
“Yea they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.” (Psalm 78:41)
In an American restaurant, an elderly man was sitting behind two undergraduates and the students were eating and complaining: “Oh, it is difficult to be educated.” The old man couldn’t bear it, so he tapped them on their shoulders and ordered them to shut up. Then he said to them, “If you think it is expensive to be educated, try ignorance.” The old man wanted them to realize that it is more expensive to be ignorant! Why?
Ignorance will cost you your life; it extinguishes God’s light in the life of a believer (Ephesians 4:18). The truth is, no believer can enjoy the benefit of his redemption in Christ if He is ignorant. No wonder Hosea 4:6a says: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge… This implies that God’s people are not destroyed because they do not pray well, or give well, or fast well enough. It is because they do not know their rights as children of God. It is often said in the world that what you do not know cannot kill you. However in the realm of the spirit, what you do not know kills you even faster.
Many church folks have adopted wrong approaches to life’s challenges and so cannot get the result that they are expecting. They pray wrongly, live in disobedience, make negative confessions, imitate the unbelievers and often times run to them for advice because they do not know what they possess as children of God. They do not even know what God’s word says about situations.
Ignorance will limit God in your life to the extent that you forget who you are in Christ and become a victim of inferiority complex. Gideon did not believe that he was a “mighty man of valour” until God led him to his enemies camp. Do not run away from the devil but face him for your strength is in God.
FURTHER READING: Ephesians 4:18
PRAYER/CONFESSION: I will walk in the fullness of God’s purpose for my life.
WORDS OF WISDOM: What you do not know prevents you from getting all what you ought to get in life.
Eagles Devotional is a daily revelatory and inspirational Publication by Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the founder and presiding Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, Warri, Nigeria.