Topic: Take Heed To Yourself
TEXT: Deuteronomy 12:29-32(NKJV)
29. ” When the LORD your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land,
“take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’
“You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way; for every abomination to the LORD which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.
“Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.
STUDY: The instructions of the Lord are always clear for those who are prepared to do His will. The Lord gave a clear warning to the Israelites not to get involved in the worship of foreign gods. They were not to embrace the practice of other nations in serving and worshipping idols (vv. 29-31) because their time in Egypt had shown them that local deities expect their dues of all who inhabit country where they exhibit their powers. The Israelites were warned to take heed in order not to slide into the idolatrous living like other nations. This was a timely admonition for the Israelites even before they settled in the Promised Land.
Beloved in Christ, the Lord is equally admonishing you and of course. all Christians, to take heed to yourself and shun ever besetting sin which easily ensnares us. Today we engage in several forms of idolatrous behaviour such as pursuit of wealth, fashion. entertainment, position, etc., which may rob us of our salvation.
The Bible says “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares us and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Heb. 12:1). 1Cor. 10:12 enjoins us “let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. “Let us give earnest heed to these warnings so that we will not drift away from the grace of salvation.
PRAYER: Father, give me grace to follow You without wavering till the end in Jesus ‘Name. Amen.
Daily Fountain Quote of the Day
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14
Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 5th July 2021 Message. The Church of Nigeria is the Anglican church in Nigeria. It is the second-largest province in the Anglican Communion, as measured by baptized membership, after the Church of England