TUESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER, 2017 READ – DAY: 1 Peter 4-5; Night: Ezk 4-6
THEME: WALK BEFORE GOD
TEXT: GENSIS 17: 1 – 3
HYMN: EMHB 631 – Walk in the light: so shalt thou know…
The Bible emphasises that the condition to have the full blessing of God has always been to obey His laws and walk perfectly before Him. God demands this from His people from time to time. God asked Abraham to walk before Him and be blameless. In the passage read for reflection today, before God entered into a covenant with Abraham, He told Him to walk before Him. Thirteen years after Abraham and Sarah had thought that they had obtained the promised offspring by using Hagar a surrogate mother; God appeared to Abraham and commanded Him to walk before Him. He made it clear to Him that if he was to receive His promised and covenanted blessings; he has to walk perfectly before Him. To walk before God entails total devotion, dedication and commitment to His service. It seemed that what delayed Abraham’s blessing was his acceptance of Sarah’s suggestion to sleep with Hagar her maid, and have a child.
It is necessary to examine your life, why you have not been able to discern the voice of God in your situation. There is no other way by which we can know God’s will for our lives unless we walk with Him in a perfect manner. “Walking with God” indicates doing away with that strange woman or man in the office or in your community; demolishing Satan’s altar of deception, cheating, fraudulent practices, compromise with the world, lip-service to God; seductive attitude, unfaithfulness in tithing and offering and use of false measurements.
When you walk before God He will become your pathfinder. He will lead you on the right path where you will not toil a lot before you succeed.
MEMORY VERSE: Ps. 34:15 “The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and His ears toward their cry.”
PRAYER: Lord, God, give me grace to do away with all forms of hindrances preventing me from walking perfectly before You in Jesus’ name. Amen.