Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (8th March, 2016)

Posted: March 8, 2016 in Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion
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March 08, 2016

DELUSION

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: 2 Kings 2:1-15

And the Lord said… Go… and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.
1 Kings 19:15 – 16
 
A father has a large heart of forgiveness. Notice how Elijah was deserted by his first servant but still took another servant (Elisha). He had the heart to try again.

When Elisha disobeyed and refused to stay in Jericho, Jordan, Gilgal or Bethel, Elijah did not become angry with Elisha and curse him. Instead, he was open to Elisha’s request for a double portion of the anointing.

Men of God who don’t become fathers often suffer from idealism and perfectionism.
These are delusions that keep us from the grace of fatherhood. No one is perfect and people with this delusion attack God’s children who are making an effort to improve.

People who cannot become fathers have no time for imperfections and lapses. This delusion frustrates the grace of God. God’s grace helps us to climb the mountain until we reach the peak of perfection. If God had to wait until we were perfect, He would never be able to use any of us. None of the apostles would have qualified under these conditions of perfection.

“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy , O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands” (Psalm 138:8).

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