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CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019. Father's Day TOPIC: MY FATHER IS GREATER THAN I

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CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019. Father's Day

TOPIC: MY FATHER IS GREATER THAN I

READ John 14:28
28 You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.

MEMORISE:
Who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God. (Philippians 2:6)

EXPOSITION
An African adage says, “If a child has as much clothes as the elderly, he cannot have as much rags as the elderly”. The word elder in this context has many synonyms that could be measured in terms of age, experience, knowledge, position, and even, place. Therefore, it is good to acknowledge one’s superiors, just as Jesus did on many occasions, even though Himself is God.

How often do we neglect the fact that somebody came before us, somebody was born before us, or somebody had passed there before us. Normally, the okra tree, as tall as it is, is subject to the owner, at any time. However, it is a pity, many of our young ones do not want to give honour to whom honour is due (Exo. 20:12; Mk. 7:10; Eph. 6:1-3). Our youths now call parents “old school”, and defile their commands and pieces of advice. Some young chaps are only after how to dethrone their bosses in their workplaces, and would go to any length to achieve this. May such people not be a repeat of Absalom’s experience (2 Sam. 15:1f). Amen.

Believers must be subject to authorities (Rom. 13:1), which can be measured in terms of age, office, experience, knowledge etc. That is the only way you can grow and be great in life. Jesus did not lose grip of this fact; the reason He acknowledged His Father all the way (Jn. 11:41). Note that authors who do not acknowledge the authority whose books they use are punishable under the law. They are accused of plagiarism. Give honour to those who deserve it and you’ll also get from others.

PRAYER POINTS
1. Lord, forgive me, anywhere I have bitten the fingers that fed me.
2. Father, remove the spirit of pride and arrogance from our youths.
3. Oh Lord, bridge the unnecessary wide gap between the leaders and their subordinates in churches.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: I Chronicles 8:33 – 10:11; John 18:12 – 18:33.

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