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CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL WEDNESDAY, 24 APRIL, 2019 TOPIC: HOW IS YOUR END?

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1 year 7 months ago #8278 by Goodness Kap
CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL


WEDNESDAY, 24 APRIL, 2019


TOPIC: HOW IS YOUR END?


MEMORISE: The end of a thing is better than its beginning; The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. (Ecclesiastes 7:8)
EXPOSITION
The story of Joash, the young king of Judah, shows that one can start well, but still finish in a bad way.
There is always something sad about seeing person with great potentials who starts well but falls apart in the end. When a young man or woman makes a profession of faith in Christ and begins serving Him with zeal, but along the line, he or she gets tripped off and falls by the wayside, it is always sad!
King Joash was a boy with great potentials; his life was under God’s providential care, because he was rescued from death from his wicked grandmother, Athaliah. His godly uncle, Jehoiada, and aunt, Jehoshabeath raised him. He was anointed as king at age seven. He started well by restoring the temple which had been desecrated and had fallen into ruin under Athaliah. He reproved the priests and got funds together to complete the renovation of God’s house. What a godly man he was!
However, immediately after Jehoiada’s death, he was tempted by the leaders of Judah, and he listened. They abandoned the house of the Lord and fell into idolatry. God even sent His prophet to warn him, but he killed the prophet who happened to be the son of his uncle who raised him. In the end, he wasn’t given honour of being buried among the kings in Jerusalem. What a shameful end!
King Solomon (1 Kgs. 3:3-5) also started well but got tripped off too, through stern disobedience against the God of his father. What a disaster!.
Many believers today are now, “once upon a time Christian.” They started very well with God, but either got derailed, or are at the verge of derailing. If you are one of such, examine your life (2 Cor. 13:5). If you feel you are derailing, call upon God for restoration because the end of your journey in Christian race matters than the beginning. What is your attitude towards Bible study, personal devotion, quiet time, personal/
congregational vigil, evangelism, etc.? The end is at hand; watch out!

PRAYER POINTS
1. Lord, ignite the fire of Your love in me; I want to be zealous for You more than ever before.
2. Father, destroy the spirit of lukewarmness in my life, today, and help me to finish well, in Jesus’ name.
3. Lord, revive and restore Your church today to her first love, in Jesus’ name.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: 1 Samuel 1:20 – 3:19; Luke 16:11 – 17:1
AUTHOR: C.A.C WORLDWIDE
Remain blessed!

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