Daily Walk With The Lord
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Read: Hebrews 11:23-26
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.
Our decisions have far-reaching effects on us and many others. The decisions of the parents of Moses had effect, not only on the family but on the whole nation of Israel. What about Moses’ decision in the partial living at Pharaoh’s? (Exd. 2:11-12) We would not have heard anything about him, had he decided otherwise! Even when people claim to sit on the fence, that is, being undecided about issues at stake, it is still a decision! Yes, indecision is a decision!
Naomi and her husband, Elimelech with their two sons naively decided to quit Bethlehem in Judah due to famine for the godless Moab (Ruth 1:1-2). What was the outcome of that rash decision? Calamity, devastation and bereavement! Thank God Naomi was able to pick up the pieces of her life to finally return home (Ruth 1:7) but Naomi after the losses ignorantly accused God (Ruth 1:13,21). Ruth, a Moabitess, an idolatress by religious backgrounds and an alien to Israel’s Commonwealth made a difficult, dangerous and dire decision to follow uncertain and devastated Naomi to Israel (vs 16). What was the result of that decision? She became one of the earthly great, great grandmothers of Jesus Christ, of whom His genealogy would be incomplete without mentioning Ruth (Matt 1:5). What do you hear of her counterpart. Orpa?
Your present career, marital, and even spiritual life is a proportionate and direct result of the decisions you made years ago, good or bad, you took that decision: and here you are, facing its consequences! Somebody claims that one can have power over his choice(s) but cannot control the consequence(s) of such choice. Have you decided for Jesus already? Your destination is heaven but if otherwise, don’t let today go! Do it now! Decision determines destiny: watch your decisions!
1. Thank God for giving us Jesus to bear our burdens in ways none else can do.
2. Pray that God should help all of us to be our brothers’ keepers on the way to heaven.
3. Lord, restore the spirit of true love in our churches like it was there in the early Church.