Daily Devotional: DISCIPLINE OR ACT OF WICKEDNESS?
Memorise: The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: but he blesses the habitation of the just. Proverbs 3:33 KJV
Read: Proverbs 3:33-35 The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked:
but he blesseth the habitation of the just. Surely he scorneth the scorners:
but he giveth grace unto the lowly. The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
For your actions and reactions, always remember that there’s God and he sees to judge all the actions of men and the intent of their hearts. He’s knows when you are good and when you behave wickedly. He’s prepared to judge all men accordingly their works. Remember the Bible says in Galatians 6:7, Be not be deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. There’s going to be a season of harvest and you will be rewarded according to all that you have done to your family, neighbors, friends, superiors and subordinates. There’s not going to be a hiding place for the wicked.
Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. 1 Samuel 2:3 KJV
God is watching you. He sees through your heart and can easily categorize your actions as discipline or wickedness. You cannot hide anything from him. Therefore be careful the way you handle issues seeing that our God will not spare the wicked. Check your actions and reactions to your neighbors, workers, friends and subordinates. If your so-called act of discipline is tantamount to outright wickedness, the Lord will not spare you except you repent and act goodly. You have limited time here on earth. Don’t destroy your eternal life through bitterness, strife and act of wickedness. Be genuinely born again and let God reflect in your relationship with others. Correct in love and handle God’s creatures with tender care. May you not be guilty at last in Jesus’ name.
Pray with me: Father, guide my actions and withdraw me from every act of wickedness. Help me to live justly and righteously before you.
By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi