Wisdom For The Day Devotional 8 January 2023 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – Choose To Live By Faith
TOPIC: Choose To Live By Faith (TREM Devotional 8 January 2023)
“For we walk by faith, not by sight”. 2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV)
God has great things prepared for you, but you will only access them by faith. The Bible is very clear about this, it says in Galatians 3:11, “The Just shall live by faith”. In other words, the just functions by faith. The just does not function by feelings but by faith and the faith is based (founded and rooted) in the word of God. The just functions by what God said.
Joshua 6:1-2, “Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel…. And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.” (KJV). It didn’t look like it, but God said it, Joshua believed it and acted on the word he received. The result was an unusual victory. “ …. And it came to pass when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, … (Joshua 6:20 KJV). The city came down as they went out in faith.
We see the same faith demonstrated in the life of Ruth when she said to Naomi: “ …, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.” (Ruth 1:16 KJV). At the time Ruth made this statement, Naomi had no form or comeliness. It is no wonder Orpah went back home but Ruth went along with Naomi. Today there is no book written on account of Orpah. But we have a book of the Bible written on Ruth. She saw nothing! But she decided she will walk by faith.
Ruth followed Naomi! No husband in view! No suitors in view! Nothing! All she knew was that she was connected to the Lord God of Israel. The moment she stepped out in faith, she activated a miracle bigger than her imagination and today her name is engraved in the scriptures.
Joshua 6:1-21, Ruth 4:1-17
DAILY BIBLE READING:
Morning – Genesis 20-22,
Evening – Matthew 6:19-34
Wisdom For The Day Devotional was Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.