FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019
FLEE THE WAY OF DEATH
TEXT: PROVERBS 16: 25
â€œThere is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of deathâ€ (Proverbs 16: 25).
Marilyn Hickey stated that, â€œWhen Satan tempted the very first man, Adam, to sin, his goal was to bring forth death. There are actually three kinds of death: spiritual, physical and eternal.â€ The primary cause of death is sin. However, many ways can lead to death today; there are physical, spiritual and emotional causes. These causes of death are also interrelated. For example, when Amnon, the son of King David lusted after Tamar, his half-sister, it was a spiritual problem. Then, it affected him emotionally to the extent that he could not eat. From that point it started affecting him physically- he began to grow lean. Physical death was near. Our text warns against taking the ways of death. Avoid taking unguided decisions concerning your life. Travelling abroad through illegal routes can be fatal. Going into sin is deadly. Accept godly counsels from your parents, teachers and Christian leaders. Be guided by Godâ€™s Word and will. Pray for every step you want to take in your academics, career and relationships. Let God keep you from the way of death.
Challenge: Be receptive to godly counsels to flee the way of death.
Prayer: Help me Lord to flee the way of death.
Quote: Going into sin is deadly.
Bible Reading in one Year: Proverbs 1: 7-16