Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (23rd May, 2016)

Posted: May 23, 2016 in Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Religion, Words Of Wisdom
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Dag Heward-Mills

DO YOU REMEMBER?

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Psalm 122

…we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.

Song of Solomon 1:4

Sometimes, you wonder if Christians can stand to be blessed. Can they ever handle the blessings that God has?

I remember a Christian brother who was elevated to the high offices of government. The Lord blessed him with prosperity and power. My first contact with him was several years ago when we had a crusade in one of the cities of Ghana. We felt like immature zealots in his presence. We wilted under his strict moral Christian eyes!

The years went by and this fellow backslid terribly. It became apparent that he had put aside his faith. Unfortunately, he also became ill and died suddenly. When I heard his story, I marvelled and considered how people forget their Christian commitment when they are elevated in this life. Such was the story of Jeroboam who was picked from nowhere and elevated to the throne. He forgot the God who raised him up and disobeyed Him at the first opportunity.

The Apostle Paul declared that he knew how to conduct himself when he was poor and when he was rich. This is the secret that Christians need to have – how to remember God when you have been brought to the fore. Paul said, “I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need” (Philippians 4:12, NASB).

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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