CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE FOR JANUARY 6, 2022 (A THOROUGH SEARCH)
TOPIC: A THOROUGH SEARCH
READ: Joshua 7:1-26
MEMORISE: O LORD, what shall I say when Israel turns its back before its enemies? (Joshua 7:8)
When things fail to be in the way they ought to be, there will be suspicion that something is definitely wrong somewhere and sensitive stakeholders will commence finding solution to the situation. There is a popular proverb in Yorubaland, which is translated thus, if the dog that wags its tail at its owner suddenly starts barking at him, there is definitely a cause for alarm! It therefore implies that if you fail to realise the normal usual result of embarking on a course of action, something is not right somewhere! It is wise therefore to look for reasons that has to be!
The Israelites, under the leadership of loshua, were on their way to The Promised Land when they had to defeat Ai, shortly after their God-given heroics concerning the walls of Jericho (Josh. 6:20). The battle with the ‘infinitesimal country ought to be a walk over, for it was a very small country compared to those they had faced and defeated. However, Israel failed before Ai as their men fell terribly before the uncircumcised! What was wrong? Thank God for a sensitive and spiritual leader like Joshua. At once, the responsive leader commenced seeking God’s face because he knew they should not have lost to Ai, of all countries! Joshua’s timely digging deep on the matter produced positive result as Achan, their troubler and causer of disaffection, was exposed and expunged on time! (vv. 24-25)
What a sensitivity! Are you like this? Are you not too relaxed, unbothered and complacent? Some say there is no answer to the question the Psalmist asks in 11:3 “If the foundations are destroyed what shall the righteous do?” The answer is that the righteous has to respond by delving or digging deep into the faulty foundations. There has to be thorough search through timely fasting and prayer with action.
The action or step next to the prayer and fasting is to carry out research on the problem. Some of us do not just care to ask questions concerning certain things that continue to happen in our lives! If you don’t ask the right question at the right time, you won’t get to the root of the matter. You must henceforth refuse to allow abnormal things to continue as normal things in your life, home, ministry and business without asking questions with the a view to finding a lasting solution. May every “Achan” in the camp of your life be exposed on time, even as you take proactive measures. Stay victorious, in Jesus name.
1. Lord, search me through and help me to make necessary amends.
2. Lord, help me to be spiritually sensitive at all times.
3. Lord, expose all “Achans” in churches promoting Satan’s agenda, in Jesus’ name!
Extra Reading for Today: Genesis 18-20