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DCLM Daily Manna 22 May 2018 Devotional – Damning Thoughts



DCLM Daily Manna 22 May 2018 Devotional by Pastor Kumuyi – Damning Thoughts

Topic: Damning Thoughts

Bible Text: 2 Kings 5:20-27

Key Verse: “But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him” (2 Kings 5:20).

Message: There is a very close relationship between our thoughts, character, and conduct. Repeated actions reveal our inner character and the thought process that produced them. Every wrong action, crime, and evil has been preceded by a wrong thought pattern and evil rationalisation. The effects of the actions, which such unchecked thoughts lead to, are usually damning.

DCLM Daily Manna for 22 May 2018 Devotional by Pastor Kumuyi

Gehazi’s thought patterns moved him to acts of covetousness that earned him a curse. He must have reasoned that his master, Elisha, did not act right by rejecting Naaman’s offer and swore not to fail to collect them himself. His thoughts led him to a chain of sins: told lies and obtained the gifts by falsehood. His action displayed disloyalty, rebellion and unfaithfulness. For all these, he became infected with leprosy, lost his ministerial opportunity and had to live a secluded life without even enjoying the booties.

DCLM Daily Manna 22 May 2018 Devotional by Pastor Kumuyi – Damning Thoughts

People do not just fall into temptation in a moment. The predisposition to sin begins with evil thoughts. As Christians, we must watch the thoughts we allow our minds to stay on. We must be prompt to resist and reject thoughts that suggest evil and bar them from taking root. It is also important that when we do not understand the position and actions of our leaders, we rather keep quiet and just follow in obedience. Trying to rationalise their actions may breed wrong thoughts that will lead to wrong actions.

We must watch our thoughts, especially those that lead to covetousness. Also, we should think on things that are true, just, pure, lovely and of good report. We can overcome when we choose to focus our minds on the word of God and the things that edify. DCLM Daily Manna 22 May 2018 Devotional

Thought for the day: Guard the gate of your heart to keep misery away.

Bible Reading in one Year: Psalms 95; 97-99

DCLM Daily Manna 22 May 2018 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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