Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (25th February, 2016)

Posted: February 25, 2016 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion
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February 25, 2016

STRONG DESIRES

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Psalms 106:6-15

And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
Psalms 106:15
 
The children of Israel, just like the modern church, lusted after money. Just as it happened in those days, the Lord gave them prosperity preachers who used the Word to legitimize their craving for earthly things.
The continuous over-emphasis on the preaching of prosperity with its attendant glamour seems to be the will of God. The presence of large crowds and the apparent success of many ministries give the impression that God is happy with everything.
It seemed that God had answered the Israelites’ desire for prosperity but they were in the imperfect will of God because God punished them for lusting after prosperity . And the punishment was a leanness of their soul.
God would not have punished them if they were doing the right thing.
God wants His children to prosper but not in the wrong way and for the wrong reasons. He granted them prosperity because He is not against prosperity . Today , God is granting prosperity to His church but it seems it is accompanied by a leanness of soul, spiritual shallowness, disease, divorce, immorality and homosexuality . Let us be careful of what we force God to give us because we may not be happy with the attendant punishments that go with insisting on our own way.

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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