MFM Daily Devotional 24th February 2021 Today – God’s Picture Of The Christian Home (II)
You are reading Today’s MFM Daily Devotional for Wednesday 24th February 2021; written by Pastor D.K Olukoya. May you be blessed as you read on.
TOPIC: GOD’S PICTURE OF THE CHRISTIAN HOME (II)
Fire Scripture: Prov. 3:5-8
OUTLINE: MFM DAILY DEVOTIONAL 24TH FEBRUARY 2021 TODAY
It is necessary to be guided by God in such an important issue of life as marriage (Prov. 3:5-7;Jer.10:23). There are conditions we must fulﬁl before God will guide us (Matthew 6:25-32, Psalm 66:18). You shall give full attention to the teaching of God’s word on how not to and how to ﬁnd a help meet. Let us ﬁrst examine the former. I call them carnal and destructive methods of choosing a partner.
They include: walking by sight (Judges 14:13), carnal choice motivated by lust and sin, selection based on ungodly parental command, prayerless approach and tribal sentiment (Judges 21:16-20). Others in this category are fake prophets and prophecies, personal decision lacking divine approval and asking with an idol in your heart (Deut. 7:14). Beloved, choosing a spouse the wrong way has several grave consequences. Let us examine some of them:
First, the New Testament commands against unequal yoke. Who is an unbeliever? The prosperous man who is not born-again, the beautiful lady who is not Christlike, the well-behaved person who has not given his life to Jesus, the religious, dutiful, conscientious church-goer who has never truly repented, the “believer” who is not a new-creature, the “convert” who is not free from sin, the “Pentecostal” who speaks in tongues but lacks divine love for God and brethren, the backslider who is no more in Christ.
It is ungodly for any believer to elope with a woman or man, no matter the divergent and unyielding stance of the parents (Gen 31:20-51). People in such a situation must pray and trust in the Lord, who gave the revelation of His will, to ﬁnish the work, for with God all things are possible. The church will not join a couple in marriage, where one of them had been married and the partner is alive (Matt. 19:4-6), the lady has not obtained the consent of her parents, the lady is already pregnant, the couple is unequally yoked – one of them is not born again or not a Christian at all.
Leviticus 18:27 says that for all these abominations have the men of the land done which were before you, and the land is deﬁled. Beloved, I encourage you to trust God and acknowledge Him in all your ways. Your marital life will be a success story.
Memory Verse: Proverbs 3: 6 “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Motivational Quote: Just as you should not buy a house because of the painting, never marry a man because of handsomeness or a woman because of beauty.
Prophetic Word: The agenda of heaven for your marital life shall not fail, in the name of Jesus.
HYMN: O Happy Home
1. O happy home where Thou art loved the dearest,
Thou loving friend, and Saviour of our race,
And where among the guests there never cometh
One who can hold such high and honored place.
2. O happy home where each one serves Thee, lowly,
What ever his appointed work may be,
Till every common task seems great and holy,
When it is done, O Lord, as unto Thee.
3. O happy home where Thou art not forgotten
When joy is over flowing, full, and free;
O happy home where every wounded spirit
Is brought, Physician, Comforter, to Thee.
4. Until at last, when earthly work is ended,
All meet Thee in the blessed home above
From whence Thou camest, where Thou hast ascended,
Thy ever lasting home of peace and love.
1) Holy Spirit, let my marital life be patterned after heaven’s agenda, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2) My marriage shall not lead me to hell fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3) By the blood of Jesus, I overturn every agenda of the enemy to destroy my marital life, in the name of Jesus Christ.
4. By the blood of Jesus, I break the yoke of ancestral evil power upon my marital life, in the name of Jesus Christ.
5. Holy Spirit, ignite my marital prayer altar with Your fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
6. Holy Spirit, reveal the will of God to us in my home, in the name of Jesus Christ.
7. My marriage shall not be wasted by the enemy, in the name of Jesus Christ
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Num. 3 – 4
Thank you for reading Today’s MFM Daily Devotional 24th February 2021 Today Wednesday – God’s Picture Of The Christian Home (II) by Pastor D.K Olukoya. God bless you!