MFM MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SEPTEMBER 19, 2023 (WHO IS A FOOL? II)
TOPIC : WHO IS A FOOL? (II)
Memory Verse: Proverbs 15:5
A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Motivational Quote: You will rarely make wise decisions if you surround yourself with fools.
Prophetic word for today.
Today, God will anoint you with the oil of wisdom, in the name of Jesus.
Fire Scripture: Proverbs 1:22-31
Praise & Worship
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Isaiah 43 – 44; Luke 9 – 10
Today, we shall leam more about the characteristics that point to who a fool is.
The fourth feature of a fool is that he despises instruction (Prov. 15:5; 13:1). Today’s memory verse affirms this. Some Bible characters who exhibited foolishness by despising and rejecting God’s instruction fell from grace to grass. King Saul and Samson are good examples in the Old Testament. Love and obedience are our greatest marks as disciples of Christ. You only find these traits in wise believers.
The fifth feature of a foolish person, as far as the Bible is concerned, is that he or she is not prepared for Christ’s return. The Bible says that the things that are written in the Scripture are for our learning. However, fools learn that in the time of Noah, the people disregarded heaven’s warning through Noah and were neck deep in sin and pleasure-seeking until the flood came and destroyed them. They were caught unprepared. In the same way, many people live today in utter disregard for the truth about the second coming of Jesus. They live in sin. Like the five foolish virgins who though did everything in preparation for the Bridegroom, failed to keep a reserve of oil in anticipation of any eventualities. They ran out of oil, went to buy at a late hour and the door was shut against them. This is the reward of fools!
The sixth mark by which we know a fool is that he or she does not believe in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. In Luke 24:25, Jesus said to some people, “O fools and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken.” The Gospel of Christ is the power of God unto salvation. Whoever rejects it rejects grace, truth, salvation and eternal life. That is the height of folly!
The seventh mark of a fool is that he or she trusts in his or her heart. Proverbs 28:26 underscores this truth, “He who trusts in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.” I pray for you that you will not be a fool or live like a fool, in Jesus’ name. Covet wisdom; embrace and manifest it in all your life endeavours.
MFM DAILY PRAYER POINTS 19TH SEPTEMBER 2023
1. Power to make the right decisions at all times, enter into my life, in the name of Jesus.
2. I dissociate myself from the company of fools, in the name of Jesus.
3. I shall not despise divine instruction, in the name of Jesus.
4. I shall not fall out of God’s love as a result of foolishness, in the name of Jesus.
5. Spirit of foolishness, I am not your candidate, die, in the name of Jesus.
6. I shall continue in the Truth of God’s word, never to depart from it, in the name of Jesus.
7. Uncommon wisdom that folly cannot comprehend, possess me now, in the name of Jesus.
Mountain Top Life Is a Daily Devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)