HOW PERSUADED

Tuesday 17 December
Open Heavens Daily
Devotional
HOW PERSUADED?
Memory Verse: And being fully
persuaded that, what he had
promised, he was able also to
perform. Romans 4:21
Read: Psalm 82:2-4
2 How long will ye judge unjustly,
and accept the persons of the
wicked? Selah.
3 Defend the poor and fatherless:
do justice to the afflicted and needy.
4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid
them out of the hand of the wicked.
Message
In 2 Timothy 4:10, Demas – a co-
labourer with Paul was floored by
his love for the world. He became a
victim of comfort. Today, many
people are also becoming
prayerless and shifting their faith or
trust from God to uncertain riches.
They are now tending towards
believe that money can fix
everything. If you are in such a
situation, repent fast before it is too
late. It is certain that, anyone who
served God with his heart while
poor, but could not sustain it after
wealth and comfort came, is not
fully persuaded of his or her faith in
Christ. In Romans 8:38-39, Paul
says,
“For I am persuaded, that neither
death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor
things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any
other creature, shall be able to
separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
If you go through Paul’s list, you
will observe a man who is
completely sold out to God. He has
nothing to look back to having
burnt his bridges. Many people still
operate a plan B with God. Such
people say: let me try God 80% and
still put my leg in something else
20% so that should God fail, I will
not lose out completely. Do not
waste your time! If that is how your
commitment is to God, He will
definitely fail you. Any time you
share your trust in God with
someone else or something else, it
is no longer God you are trusting in.
If wealth can separate you from
God, it shows you have not truly
decided to follow Jesus. You are not
persuaded. Paul says if he is
threatened with death he will not
deny Christ. He declares that even if
all the angels in Heaven were to
revolt against God today (which is
not possible) and they talk him into
denying Christ, they will simply be
wasting their time. He says forces of
darkness – no matter how vicious,
cannot make him stop loving Jesus.
He says no present or future
technological advancement can
take his faith in Christ away from
him. He says no promotion or
demotion can rob him of Jesus. No
love for anything can break him
away from Christ. That is a man
who is fully persuaded! If any of
these things can break you from
Christ, you are not persuaded. How
persuaded are you?
Action Point
The internet has become a major
stumbling block to many believers.
If you are a victim of this, break off
and redefine your relationship with
it today

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