FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2020
TEXT: LUKE 15:11-20
MEMORY VERSE: “And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living” (LUKE 15:12).
Commenting on our text for meditation today, a Preacher opined: “The younger son exploded in rebellion. He knew what he wanted. His desires led him to gamble all in getting what God condemned. He loved sin. It promised satisfaction to his appetite and ambitions. It lured him by its promises. Its fascinations hypnotized him.
“He had his fling. He rebelled against the father. He showed that he was dissatisfied with his father’s provision, his father’s restrictions and his father’s guidance”. Bent on pleasing himself, this young man exercised his freedom in rebellion. But it was faulty and fraught with consequences.
Do you flout godly parental counsels? Watch! “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry….” (1 Samuel 15:23). You need God to direct your decisions. He knows the end of every situation from its beginning.
To ensure God’s leading in your life, surrender to Him without delay. As you do, He will help you to make godly choices, take wise decisions, and deliver you from faulty freedom.
QUOTE: You need God to direct your decisions.
CHALLENGE: Faulty freedom attracts grevious consequences .
PRAYER: Dear Lord, deliver me from self-will and rebellion