Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (24th May, 2016)

Posted: May 24, 2016 in Christianity, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion
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HIDDEN REEF

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Jude 3-13

These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves…

Jude 12, NASB

A reef is a ridge of jagged rock, coral, or sand just above or below the surface of the sea. A reef is therefore a source of great danger to ships. Hidden reefs can end the life of a ship suddenly. Men who will leave you are described as hidden reefs. Such men are often hidden from your sight.

I once watched a film on the life of the famous warrior Chaka Zulu. As I watched him growing up I immediate ly spotted the signs of a rebellious person. His hatred for his father because of the way his mother was treated was the first bad sign I noticed. But there were several others. His attitude towards his commander in the army, his independence, his stubbornness and his vengeful spirit were all signs of a bloody future.

These people are not so difficult to spot if you know the signs. Both Hitler and Stalin were members of the choir in their churches. Both of them were expelled from school because of stubbornness and rebelliousness. Stalin was even expelled from a Bible school in which his mother had enrolled him. Both of them were filled with hatred for the existing authorities and challenged them when they had the chance. Indeed, Stalin and Hitler were hidden reefs of destruction waiting for the opportune time to manifest.

Watch out for hidden reefs. Learn to spot them, even in films. Learn how they speak. Understand their language and their posturing. Watch their attitude and you will become an expert in detecting hidden reefs that separate themselves!

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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