VANITY UPON VANITY

VANITY UPON VANITY

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THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.

Date: Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Topic: VANITY UPON VANITY

Bible Reading: Ezekiel 16:15

๐Ÿ“–15โ€ฆ.”But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.”

Message:

๐Ÿ”ฅBeauty is vain, says the Lord in Proverbs 31:30, yet many trust so much on their physical endowment that, He who gives that beauty to them, is of no repute or respect before the possessors of the beauty. Meanwhile, unknown to them, the maker of their beauty and every other beauty, made it to be vain, and none productive. This is why our anchor text taken from Ezekiel 16:15 says, even though your physical beauty has made you famous and you trust in it to meet your needs, it will lead you to idolatry.

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅThe Jews of old were represented in Ezekiel 16 by this picture of harlotry and fornication after the gods of heathen nations. Even though God had beautified them and rescued them from their ruins according to verses 1 to 12, yet, since they still went ahead to ignore Him and went after other gods, God will have them disgraced and judged according to verses 37 and 38. The Church is also by this, warned against spiritual fornication and adultery such as the love of money, fame, pride, and so on.

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅThe devil has never beguiled or deceived his victims with a head having two horns and an ugly black face with a tail, but, according to God in Genesis 3:6, he comes to deceive with subtilty and concealed wickedness in beauty. The relationship between God and the believer is like a marital one, which forbids sins, called adultery in marriage. Since adultery violates marriage vows, so sin corrupts and defiles the mind of man against God, and enslaves the spiritual part of man to satanic snares. All these are caused by the lust of the eyes, whose vanity deceives the mind of the beholder. Take heed.

SOULS ACTIVITIES:

๐Ÿ™Dear Lord, direct me by your Spirit never to attach unnecessary importance to things with earthly value, in Jesus’ name.

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™O Lord, circumcise and sanctify my heart against following, and selling my soul to the vain gods of this world such as money, fame, pride, in the name of Jesus.

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Ancient of days, expose and disgrace the devil, each time he comes with subtilty to deceive me into spiritual whoredom with his gods, in Jesus’ name.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:

Morning:
Psalm 66.

Evening:
Psalm 67 & 68.

I AM ON EAGLE’S WINGS!

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