Sunday, 31 July 2016
Topic: Be different from the rest
SCRIPTURE: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you” – 2 Corinthians 6:17
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You cannot make a difference until you are different.
To be different is to be distinct in quality and nature from the rest. It has been confirmed that you cannot make a difference until you are different. And until your nature is different your future can never be different.
Beloved, the tragedy today is that it is difficult to differentiate a believer from an unbeliever because of similarity in habits.
For instance, an unbeliever can sign 7:30am as his resumption time in his office when he actually resumed work at 9am. Unbelievers can mix kerosene with petrol to sell in order to make more profit. It is very unfortunate that there are some people who claim to be believers that are involved in the same corrupt practices today. The truth of the matter is, if a Christian has the same kind of corrupt habit with an unbeliever; it means his eternal destination is not different from that of an unbeliever. That destination is eternity in hell fire!
Beloved, please be different from them. Stand out from the rest.
Remember this: You cannot make a difference until you are different.
1. Ensure that you make the Word of God your standard not man.
2. Determine to be clearly different in habit from unbelievers.
PRAYER: LORD, I ask for the forgiveness of every worldly habit I have exhibited in time past; I make demands for Your Grace, O LORD, to be clearly different from the world, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITY
QUOTE: To flow with the crowd is to be lost in the crowd. Culled from 30 SECRETS TO THE TOP by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: Butterflies taste with their hind feet, and their taste sensation works to touch – this allows them to determine whether a leaf is edible
TODAY IN HISTORY – 31/07/1938: Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius the Great in Persepolis.
DAILY READING: 2 Chronicles 29:1 to 36, Romans 14:1 to 23, Psalm 24:1 to 10, Proverbs 20:12.