Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (28th September, 2014)

Posted: September 28, 2014 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Inspirational, Leadership, Quiet Time, Religion, Words Of Wisdom, Worship

September 28, 2014

WILLFULNESS

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Romans 5: 12-21

For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Romans 5:19

Remember the story of Adam. God put him in a garden and told him that he could eat the fruit of every tree except one. Adam disobeyed God. He was cursed and the entire human race was cursed with him.

All men are now cursed to sweat and struggle in their lives in order to make a living. I know of no human being on the earth that is exempt from this curse. The poor man gives several hours of hard labour and is rewarded with very little. Yet, he has to continue the hard work in order to survive. The rich man works twelve hours a day, seven days a week in order to maintain his riches. He sweats as much as the poor man but in a different way. All of us are struggling under this curse.

Women have been cursed to desire husbands, although their husbands will rule over their lives. I have rarely seen a woman who does not want a husband (Genesis 3:16). Husbands rule and dominate their wives, yet women still want to be married! Women were also cursed in childbirth. There is no pain like the pain of childbirth. They are all a result of Adam’s disobedience. He disobeyed God and his life became frustrated.

But we see a second Adam, Jesus Christ. Jesus was obedient to His Father. God has highly exalted Jesus and given him a name above every name. If you want to be promoted in your life, begin to obey the Lord. Promotion comes through obedience to the Word of God.

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