Topic: Standing On The Ground Of Righteousness [Wednesday January 24th, 2018]
Scripture: Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment. Exodus 23:2.
Thought For The Day: Do not do evil because everyone else is doing it.
It has been confirmed that one critical wisdom key that distinguished Joseph from his brothers was the wisdom of living right. Joseph stood on the ground of righteousness. While all his brothers were on one side, the side of iniquity, Joseph alone stood on the ground of righteousness. He was the only person who made up his mind to live righteously and was separated from his brothers.
The lesson from this is: Never follow the multitude to do evil; take a stand in righteousness even if you have to stand alone.
That is why our anchor scripture aptly says that one should not follow the multitude to commit sin.
It is important to know that we live in a generation where multitudes of people are running in the wrong direction, but Divine wisdom demands that you do not follow the multitude in the wrong direction; you should never follow the multitude to do evil.
Whenever you are confronted with situations or challenges of life and there is a need to make a choice, it is important that you stand for the truth. Stand for God; stand for the principles of the Kingdom. Do not do evil because everyone else is doing it.
The attitude of doing things because other people are doing them even if the things being done are evil is one attitude that has negatively affected our generation. Joseph stood out from the crowd; he stood out from his brothers. What was considered and accepted as normal by Joseph’s brothers was not acceptable to him.
Beloved, emulate the exemplary life of Joseph in order to stand out in life.
Remember This: Do not do evil because everyone else is doing it.
- Make up your mind to stand out from the crowd.
Never follow the multitude to commit evil.
Prayer: O Lord, I ask for the grace to stand out from the crowd. Help me Lord not to follow the multitude to do evil, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: WISDOM FROM THE LIFE OF JOSEPH (PART 1).
Amazing Fact: It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown
Today In History: 24/01/1990 – Japan launched the first probe to be sent to the Moon since 1976. A small satellite was placed in lunar orbit.
Daily Reading: Genesis 48:1 to 49:33, Matthew 15:29 to 16:12, Psalm 20:1 to 9, Proverbs 4:20 to 27.
Quote: Prayer is not effective until the matter of sin has been dealt with. Culled from PRINCIPLES AND POWER OF PRAYER by Dr Paul Enenche.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.