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Bread of Life Devotionals
Text: Psalms 69:9
📖9….”For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.”
🔥As most mistakes become new styles in many circumstances, so reproaches have their positive sides. Betraying Jesus was bad, but without it, there wouldn’t be the crucifixion that eventually blotted out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross, according to Col 2:14. Paul in 2 Cor 12:10, even took pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake. So Jesus takes pleasure in taking our reproaches upon himself (Rom 15:3). Hence, we can actually get God’s attention in our reproaches, if we are godly.
🔥🔥God’s word says in Psalms 50:14-15 that, if we perform our Christian duties rightly, when we are in reproaches, God will come and save us. With God, sweetness comes from the strong, and meat comes from the eater…Judges 14:14. Your painful situation is nothing but an invitation of God to your rescue. This happened to the woman at the well in John 4:1-19. Jesus was though going to Galilee, but the reproaches of Shechem, which had changed its name to Sychar, forced him to pass through Samaria. Reproaches are indelible stigmas that belittle one. The journey of Jesus to Galilee was altered by the reproaches that had plagued Shechem for years. Believers, rejoice, because that your age long challenge will attract God to you today.
🔥🔥🔥In Gen 12:6-7, Abram built his first altar in Shechem. By Gen 34:1-2, Shechem had degenerated to the place of Dinah’s defilement. But when Jesus was to go to Galilee in John 4:1-5, Shechem had become a place of reproach called Sychar. This was why Jesus must need go through Samaria…vs4, to restore Shechem. Beloveth, as the reproach of Shechem changed Jesus’ route from Galilee to Sychar, so your insults and distresses shall bring God to your rescue now.
🙏All knowing Father, turn your good face of restoration to my shameful issues today, and save me in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏O Lord, every indelible issue that has changed my name for bad, as you pass by today, take that issue from me upon yourself in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏My father, my father, I command every demonic depreciation to my faith life to receive a turnaround change for good now by Jesus’ touch, in Jesus’ name.
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