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Daily Devotional 22nd February 2018 by Steve Ogan – The Foolishness of Jacob’s Silence

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Daily Devotional 22nd February 2018 by Steve Ogan – The Foolishness of Jacob’s Silence

THE FOOLISHNESS OF JACOB’S SILENCE

Thursday, 07 Adar, 5778 = Thursday, February 22, 2018

“And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine: and Israel heard it” (Genesis 35:22).

Daily Devotional 22nd February 2018 by Steve Ogan – The impropriety of Jacob’s curse on Reuben at the point of his death in the first month of Nisan is graphically brought home by the fact that Jacob did not say a word to Reuben or to Bilhah (whose name means foolishness) on the day they defiled his marital bed.

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Rachel, Jacob’s beloved wife, had died during childbirth on their way to Ephrath, that is, Bethlehem. Jacob was, of course, mourning the death of the love of his life. It was completely out of order for Reuben his firstborn to have sex with Bilhah who was Rachel’s maid. Genesis 35:19 and 22 says “so Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath…And it happened when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah, his father’s concubine; and Israel heard about it”. Jacob did not call Reuben to order when he heard about his foolish action; he did not rebuke him, neither did he punish him. He just kept silent until the day of his death.

A problem that could have been sorted out at the time it happened was kept lingering. Jacob was obviously bitter and angry with his first son, Reuben. He nursed his anger until the time of his departure into eternity. It was at this time he vented his anger, pronouncing a curse on Reuben on the day he was pronouncing a blessing on his younger brothers.

KEY PRAYER FOCUS Daily Devotional 22nd February 2018 by Steve Ogan

1. PRAY AGAINST THE CANCERWORM OF ANGER AND PAIN: “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city” (Proverbs 16:32).

2. PRAY THAT INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, INSTITUTIONS AND NATIONS WILL IMBIBE THE HEAVENLY CULTURE OF FORGIVENESS: “Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him” (Luke 17:3).

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Billy Graham Daily Devotion 10 December 2018 – Steadfast Love

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Memorize: Your steadfast love, O Lord, is as great as all the heavens . . .  —Psalm 36:5 (TLB)

Young people talk a lot about love. Most of their songs are about love. . . . “The supreme happiness of life,” Victor Hugo said long ago, “is the conviction that we are loved.” “Love is the first requirement for mental health,” declared Sigmund Freud. The Bible teaches that “God is love” and that God loves you. Billy Graham Daily Devotion 10 December 2018

To realize that is of paramount importance. Nothing else matters so much. And loving you, God has a wonderful plan for your life. Who else could plan and guide your life so well?

What is real love? Read Billy Graham’s answer.

Prayer for the day Billy Graham Daily Devotion 10 December 2018

In knowing I am loved by You, almighty God, my heart trusts You to guide me.

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DCLM Daily Manna 10 December 2018 Devotional – The Kingdom In Focus

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TOPIC: The Kingdom In Focus

TEXT: Romans 14:10-22

KEY VERSE: “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” – (Romans 14:17).

MESSAGEDCLM Daily Manna 10 December 2018 Devotional:

Have you got faith? “…Have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth” (Romans 14:22).

Martin Luther King Jr. once said ‘Never, never be afraid to do what is right, especially if the wellbeing of a person or animal is at stake; society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our souls when we look the other way’. The Christian church is uncompromising in its stand against all kinds of conduct opposed to scriptural standards.

Our text deals with issues that bother on the believer’s understanding of true Christlikeness, holiness, fruitfulness, doctrine and morals. This involves a sincere rebuking, correcting and evaluation of one another where necessary in love and humility and the exercise of church discipline on erring members and leaders.

DCLM Daily Manna 10 December 2018 Devotional – The Kingdom In Focus by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

Believers should refrain from judging one another. Christ our Lord is the One who has the right to judge. We must avoid anything that constitutes a stumbling block to fellow believers especially the weak ones. As believers, whether we are strong or weak, we must realise that true liberty does not lie in the exercise of that liberty if it will disrupt the peace of the body of Christ, knowing that the highest good is only attained in its use to edify the church.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Use not your liberty as a cloak of maliciousness.

DAILY BIBLE READING: Romans 11-13

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