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CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2019 TOPIC: OFFLOAD NOW

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1 year 6 months ago #8359 by Goodness Kap
CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2019

TOPIC: OFFLOAD NOW!

READ: Luke 12:13-21
13 Then one from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”
14 But He said to him, “Man, who made Me a judge or an arbitrator over you?”
15 And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”
16 Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully.
17 And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’
18 So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods.
19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”’
20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’
21 “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

MEMORISE:
And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses” (Luke 12:15)

EXPOSITION
God’s perfect plan for His dear chosen people (believers) as regards material and spiritual blessing is uncompromisingly solid. (Eph. 1:3). Who says a Christian cannot be rich? Who says you can’t own mansions, estates and fleet of cars? Who says because you are holy, you can’t be a millionaire, billionaire etc? Who says a Christian cannot be rich to the extent of lending to nations? (Deut. 28:11) Sure answer: it can never be God! And if it is not God who says, anyone else should be ignored. (Num. 23:19).

However, our material riches may be vast, yet God wants these riches to be spread and broadcast (scattered) (Eccl. 11:1). When the load of Christian’s riches is becoming much and much, he/she needs offloading! How? Simple: some of these riches need to be shed elsewhere, if you will not murder sleep because of them! Jesus truly said this as regards prosperous men but are poor towards heaven, “It will be easier for camel to pass through the needle eye than for the rich to enter into the kingdom of God” (Lk. 18:25). What needs to be done is offloading the “camel” in order to be able to enter the kingdom of God freely.

Rich? Are you offloading daily? If no, the wealth you are amassing in terms of landed properties, fat bank account and multi-national investments may serve as barrier to getting to heaven. Will you humbly offload some today? Do you wish to be called a fool? A fool is not just a person who says there is no God (Psalm 14:1), he/she is one who is self-centered, has no regard for any other person (including God). Learn from the parable of Jesus in Lk. 12: 20, 21.

PRAYER POINTS
1. O Lord, make me rich towards heaven.
2. Father, I receive the grace to be rich on earth and towards heaven.
3. Lord, drive out the spirit of miserliness from our Church members.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: I Kings 12:1 - 13:31; John 6:34 - 6:55

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