Topic: “THE MISSING OPEN BANK CHEQUE – 2 ”
Basic Scriptures: Acts 17:1-12;
1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:
2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.
4 And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.
6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;
7 Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.
8 And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.
9 And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go.
10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.
11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
LUKE 6: 37
37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
Yesterday’s devotional was about the couple that FALSELY ACCUSED their pastor of being a thief (Please see it later)! After two months, they later found the missing cheque in their palour Bible because the pastor and his wife had kept the cheque there to avoid being stained by the dinner drops of soup etc!
PLEASE DON’T BE FAST IN JUDGING PEOPLE! Yes! Don’t judge people because you never know the kind of battle they are FIGHTING! Don’t judge people when you don’t know the whole story! You may think you understand, but you don’t And never be bitter with those who judge you unjustly. Just tell them: “
Don’t judge me by my past; I don’t live there anymore.” How often do we accuse people of what they didn’t do Yea! YOU CANNOT KNOW A BOOK BY ITS COVER Note that this couple in yesterday and today’s story NEVER opened their Bible for two months, they would have seen the missing cheque there! Determine to be like the Berean believers who listened to their pastor (Apostle Paul) in church, and went back home and searched the scriptures daily for themselves and for more understanding (today’s 1″ scripture, Vs. 11).
Don’t be like this couple! Do you know that most believers complain of not growing spiritually and they change churches often in search of spiritual growth? But catch this secret 80% OF YOUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH IS YOUR PERSONAL EFFORT AFTER CHURCH! The church or your pastor is only 20%. But that 20% is needed for the 80% to be achieved! Students who excel are those who put in EXTRA HOURS AFTER brief LECTURES by their lecturers!
Take Sony 2. Great is thy faithfulness…
1 Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father.*
There is no shadow of turning with thee.
Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not.
As thou hast been thou forever wilt be.
Great is thy faithfulness!
Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed thy hand hath provided.
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
2 Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon, and stars in their courses above,
join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. [Refrain]
3 Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow;
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! [Refrain]
In your own words, pray about today’s word as led
Repent from ways in which you have judged and condemned people wrongly
I repent from laziness and procrastination! I shall finish my Bible and GROW in GRACE BY FORCE
O Lord, draw me close to Your Word. Let Your Word be my meditation daily in Jesus name
I will be like the Berean Christians; I will not follow the crowd This year in Jesus name
Pray about any other issues) affecting your peace now.
Our Daily Manna also known as ODM is written by Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe. It is a daily devotional booklet that started in the form of a Daily prayer guide for church members and brethren in a form of two printed sheets. Read more