Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (10th September, 2015)

Posted: September 10, 2015 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Career, Christianity, Daily Inspiration, Devotional, Inspiration, Public Speaking, Quiet Time, Quotes, Religion, Sacrifice, Training, Words Of Wisdom
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September 10, 2015

COMPANIONS

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: 1 Kings 11:1-12

For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God…

1 Kings 11:4

Some people do not realize that the person they marry will keep them company for the rest of their lives, and this “marital company” will truly affect you.

This is how King Solomon, who built the temple and accomplished great things for the Lord, eventually backslid. The Bible tells us that his wives turned his heart away from God. Solomon’s wives were bad company for him.

You do not need to expose yourself to bad company. You are not more anointed than Solomon. If the Bible warns that bad company can ruin your life, you had better believe it and save yourself !

Every wife affects her husband, and every husband has great influence over his wife. Whoever you are, your wife will influence the way you think. If your husband thinks in acertain way, in the process of time, you will eventually think in that same way. I remember a sweet old lady who had nothing against other races. However, after being married for many years to a racist, she became prejudiced herself.

If your wife does not want you to be in the ministry, you will not be in the ministry. I know this from experience. If my wife had opposed my going into the ministry, I do not think I would have been able to come this far. That is why I am very concerned about who my pastors get married to.

Bad company-whether friends, brothers, husbands, or wives-will lead to backsliding. Stay clear!

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