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Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Friday, November 27th, 2020
Topic: THE JOURNEY OF THE RIGHTEOUS 3
Bible Reading: Psalms 1:1b
📖1b….”Blessed is the man that…standeth not in the way of sinners,…”
🔥The journey of the righteous is a trial of the faith of the pilgrim. He often sets out zealously walking (Psalm 1:1a “walketh”) to the tree of life at conversion. This means, immediately a man repents, he makes progress in life because of the new found joy of the LORD (Nehemiah 8:10) in him. But as soon as he starts to take counsels from the ungodly, his progress becomes hindered. Instead of walking progressively as when he was alone with the Lord only, the influences of the ungodly, will make him to stand in one place. No wonder whoever walks alone goes faster, but if he walks with another that agrees with him (Amos 3:3), they go farther.
🔥🔥When Jesus Christ met a blind man in Mark 10:46-49, his movement was stopped. Even Jesus was stopped by someone who was ungodly, called blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus. But the difference was that, Jesus stopped to make the ungodly man, godly. Hence, when he stood, instead of allowing the blind man to call him, he called the blind man out of ungodliness and sins (Mark 10:49b). Beloved pilgrims, do you allow yourselves to be called by sinners, or you call them? Proverbs 1:10 warns pilgrims against yielding to the call of sinners.
🔥🔥🔥Because Jesus stood in the way of righteousness to perform his pilgrimage duty (Acts 10:38), the blind man had to cast away his garment of unrighteousness and ungodliness in Mark 10:50 before going to him. Thereafter, he continued his righteous journey in verse 52b, after giving godly counsel to the blind man in verse 51-52a. Since sinners don’t make progress before God, as soon as the man in Psalm 1 communed with them, his progress stopped. Himself, his businesses, his faith, all stood still. Beloveth, don’t look away from the Cross to cross to sinners.
🙏Omniscient Father, disallow sinners from coming to me with their garments of sins and ungodliness, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏O Lord, deliver me from the influences of sinners which are capable of retarding my progress in life, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Ancient of days, engraft into me, the grace to call sinners to Christ, so I don’t get influenced by them out of my righteous journey in Jesus’ name.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Jeremiah 22 & 23.
Jeremiah 24, 25 & 26.
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