May 7, 2019 CAC living Water Devotional : TOPIC - BREAK UP YOUR FALLOW GROUND

May 7, 2019 CAC living Water Devotional : TOPIC -  BREAK UP YOUR FALLOW GROUND


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THE LIVING WATER
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

TOPIC -  BREAK UP YOUR FALLOW GROUND

Read: Hosea 10:1-10

 [1]Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.
[2]Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.[3]For now they shall say, We have no king, because we feared not the LORD; what then should a king do to us?[4]They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.[5]The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Bethaven: for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the priests thereof that rejoiced on it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it.[6]It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.[7]As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the foam upon the water.[8]The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.[9]O Israel, thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood: the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not overtake them.[10]It is in my desire that I should chastise them; and the people shall be gathered against them, when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows.

MEMORISE: _For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: "Break up your fallow ground, And do not sow among thorns_ (Jeremiah 4:3).

EXPOSITION
When bush fallowing method is adopted in agricultural practice, that is: if a land is left out of farming between 5 and 10 years, the end result is always palatable for the farmer. There is going to be more harvest and improved qualities of the farm products. However, a fallowed bush is not as easy to cultivate as any other bush being cultivated yearly. No matter how long it has been fallowed, an improperly ploughed or un-ploughed land that is planted upon, would yield nothing but weeds; there is need for such land to be tilled appropriately.

The heart of man remains the central processing unit. And God seeks to take total control of it. Satan is the one who hardens and makes hearts to be obstinately stubborn *(Jer.5:23; 9:26).* Such heart rebuffs and rebounds God’s counsels. Sealed-up hearts are hearts that are very impervious to God’s corrective measures and entrenched in His Word. This was the true picture of the condition of the Israelites’ hearts.

Just like the Israelites, so stubborn and ever falling victim of God’s wrath, mere Church-goers that are not ready to agree to God’s ordinance, standard of holiness, godliness and total obedience, are to break up their fallow grounds, so that the Word of God can germinate and bear fruits in them *(Matt. 3:8; Gal.5:22).

Let the stony hearts be softened by God’s power in His Word; this is the only way we profit ourselves and God. Have you ploughed your fallow heart?

PRAYER POINTS
1. Lord, break my stony heart with the hammer of Your Word.
2. Oh Lord, create a new heart that pants after Your Word in me.
3. Father, revive us as a Church, and Nation in Jesus’ name.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: 2 Sam. 2:15 – 4:7; Luke 22:53 – 23:3

Author: CAC WORLDWIDE
Remain Blessed!
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