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DCLM Daily Manna 11 May 2018 Devotional – Better to Run

DCLM Daily Manna 11 May 2018 Devotional by Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Topic: Better to Run

Bible Text: Genesis 39:13-23

 Key Verse: “And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out” (Genesis 39:12).

Message: In the Australian bush country grows a little plant called the sundew. It has a slender stem and tiny, round leaves fringed with hairs that glisten with bright drops of liquid as delicate as fine dew. Woe to the insect, however, that dares to dance on it. Although its attractive clusters of red, white and pink blossoms are harmless, the leaves are deadly. The shiny moisture on each leaf is sticky and will imprison any bug that touches it. As an insect struggle to free itself, the vibration causes the leaves to close tightly around it. This innocent-looking plant then feeds on its victim.

DCLM Daily Manna 11 May 2018 Devotional – Better to Run

Immoral sin of the flesh, whether fornication, adultery or masturbation is not only deadly but also sticky and imprisoning; it renders its victims a feast for the unquenchable fire. Can anyone take fire in his/her bosom and not be burnt? (Proverbs 6:24-33).

When Joseph fled the scene of temptation leaving his garment behind, the evil woman decided to keep the dress to use as evidence to nail him at her lord’s return. Without being given any chance to defend himself, Joseph was then put in prison by his master, Potiphar, where he maintained the best attitude though he was wrongly accused. But he escaped the snare of the fowler and preserved his life.

DCLM Daily Manna 11 May 2018 Devotional – Better to Run

Joseph’s temptation appealed to a strong, natural drive, which takes only God’s grace to resist. Temptation is not sin; yielding to it is. By resisting sin, his character and convictions grew and he became stronger spiritually. We must resist the devil with the word of God and flee from temptation in order to fulfil our Christian objectives. For this to be possible, we must have sound knowledge of the Scriptures.

Thought for the day: Better flee from the scene of temptation, than play there and perish.

Bible Reading in one Year: 2 SAM 10; 1 Chronicles 19; PSALM 20

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DCLM Daily Manna 11 May 2018 Devotional was written by Pastor W.F Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

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