TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2019
HEADING AND TOPPING IN LIFE
TEXT: DEUTERONOMY 28: 13
â€œAnd the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandment of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do themâ€ (Deuteronomy 28: 13).
In 2013, a 20-year-old Nigerian, Osareme Anita Omonuwa, bagged a first class degree in Law at Reading University, United Kingdom. Osareme also became the first black female to receive the Chancellorâ€™s award in 2012 for outstanding academic performance. The Chancellor described her as a â€œRepresentative of our brightest and best students.â€ Osaremeâ€™s performance is a good example of heading and topping in life, and a challenge to youths. This kind of top performance does not however come to the lazy. Osareme is not only intelligent but also hard working. A youth who wants to be at the top in education, career or Church ministry must be a hard worker. Our text assures that youths who obey Godâ€™s commandment will be head and above only. Are you obedient to Godâ€™s commandments? Matthew Henry says: â€œThose that make the Word of God their rule, and consciously walk by that rule shall both do well and speed well.â€ Consecrate your life to Christ and obey Him in all things. As you obey God and labour you will reach the top.
Challenge: Consecrate your life to God and excel.
Prayer: Help me Lord to obey your commandments and excel.
Quote: You will reach the top.
Bible Reading in one Year: Joshua 1: 8