Our Daily Manna daily devotional by Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe for today is here. Digest the word of the lord and pray believing in his promises.
TOPIC OF OUR DAILY MANNA FOR FRIDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER IS “DON’T JUDGE OTHERS! TAKE OFF YOUR BEAM!
Basic Scripture: Matthew 7:1-6
The Holy Ghost wants to REMIND you of some things you knew before! In this second half of this STORY to GLORY year 2019, THE LORD wants you to avoid the little foxes that can dry- up your STORY to GLORY RAIN! Two of the little foxes that can BLOCK MERCY from you are: SUSPICION and GOSSIP! Sadly, every family, church or business has a gossip.
You must avoid these habits and avoid those who indulge in them! There was a sister called Mandy who loved to find faults and stick her nose into other people’s affairs. Her greatest mistake, which was God’s own method of ‘breaking’ and ‘grinding her’, was when she spread a story about a new member of her church named Zaky for being an alcoholic because she saw his pick-up van parked in front of the town’s only bar!
She accused Zaky and told others about her discovery. She had a “holier-than-thou-attitude.” She confronted Bro Zaky, a man of few words, who just stared at her for a while and walked away.
However, his reaction was a bombshell on Mandy’s gossip fault finding lifestyle! He quietly drove his pick-up and to the front of Mandy’s house and took a taxi home. He parked it there -All Night.
In the morning, your guess is as good as mine! Mandy woke up and found that Zaky’s van was parked by her house – All Night She tried to explain to everyone around that nothing had happened. In fact, she told everyone that she never saw Zaky.
She was so disturbed that she became ill and on that hospital bed, the Lord broke her to “pieces” and warned her about the little foxes of “Suspecting/judging” others and the Lord is also warning a user of today’s devotional. I love what Clint Eastwood sad: “Before you judge me, make sure you are PERFECT!” That is why before you judge others, make sure the BEAM in our own eye is taken off first – today’s scripture!
Do you know that every church has at least a gossip and sadly they even drive new souls (members) out of the church/faith? Will the Lord sit and watch gossips destroy His church? No! Do you know that you are not perfect and each time you point out one fault about others, you are earning two faults? Choose to pray for others and not to prey on them. If you judge others, nature has a way of paying you back!
Pastors, take note! Your TV Radio program is not to judge other ministries, but to lift souls! Face your ministry and watch/pray! If you judge, you cannot escape judgment and how painful the bite will be!
PRAYER POINTS: Take any song of faith as led now.
1. Thank God for the Word and pray as you repent from your past mistakes of judging others! Pray for those you have gossiped about in the past. You are not PERFECT!
2. Lord, remove the following foxes from my life and ministry.(Mention them…).