Seed of Destiny Devotional
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Topic: Your Character And Your Future
Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch. – Genesis 49:3-4
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
A man without character cannot be outstanding in life.
In Genesis 35:22, the Scripture tells the story of Reuben, the first son of Jacob who defiled his father’s bed by having an immoral relationship with his father’s concubine. This action of Reuben brought him under an irrecoverable curse by his father.
Consequently, though Reuben was the firstborn son, he lost his birthright as a result of character bankruptcy.
A life without positive character is a life that is cursed. One of the greatest challenges that can happen to anybody is to exist without character. To exist without character is to exist naturally under the curse.
When character is lost, dignity is lost. This implies that a man without character cannot be outstanding in life. He loses his dignity on earth and loses respect in eternity.
There are people today with great potentials without character and so, they end in frustration.
Beloved, your character is the greatest determinant of your destiny. Who you are determines what you can become. To matter, you need manners. So, watch your character so as to attain your highest height in life.
Remember this: A man without character cannot be outstanding in life.
1. Make up your mind to live a life of character from today
2. Desist from any act of sin or shady behaviour.
PRAYER: O LORD, I ask that You grant me the grace to live right and do the right thing at the right time in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: YOUR CHARACTER AND YOUR FUTURE (PT 4)
QUOTE: A cycle of frustration is repeated when lessons are not learnt. Culled from 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Nehemiah 11:1 to 12:26, 1 Corinthians 10:14 to 33, Psalm 34:11 to 22, Proverbs 21:14 to 16.
TODAY IN HISTORY – 16/8/1896: While salmon fishing near the Klondike River in Canada’s Yukon Territory, George Carmack reportedly spotted nuggets of gold in a creek bed. His lucky discovery sparked the last great gold rush in the American West.
AMAZING FACT: A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.
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