June 18, 2019 LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPIC - ARE YOU ABLE TO BEAR HIS WORD?

June 18, 2019 LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPIC - ARE YOU ABLE TO BEAR HIS WORD?


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LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

 Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

ARE YOU ABLE TO BEAR HIS WORD?

READ: Amos 7:10-17



MEMORISE: It is the son whom the father loves that he disciplines (Proverbs 3:12).


EXPOSITION
The Word of God is the light that lightens believers’ ways. Someone said, “God’s love is a hard one.” Why? When you offend Him, He punishes, though you are His bosom child. The process of chastening is always hard and sometimes bitter, but if adhered to and endured, it brings comfort in the end.

Israel could not believe their eyes, when Moses led them by the Red Sea. Greatly amazed, they all sang together victoriously, when their enemies drowned before them in the Sea. Have you had the experience of eating the bitter leaf? In our story today, we would see a Priest reporting a Prophet to the king. If Amaziah, a priest, had done his work well, there might not have been the need for Amos, a prophet. If the king thought Amos’ prophecy on him was ill-spoken, why didn’t he go before the Lord?

God’s Word, prophecy, teachings, etc., should cause us to be sober, reflecting on our evil ways, and thus repent, so that God’s wrath would be averted. When it comes to the matter of sin, God’s stance is clear: he that covers his sin shall not prosper (Prov. 28:13); and ultimately, the soul that sin shall die (Ezek. 18:20). If you are not able to bear His Word, you should be ready to bear His wrath/punishment (2 Kgs. 17:6; Nah. 1:6).

Let the Church inculcate enduring discipline into both the ministers and the congregations, for therein lies our good. Many have left one church for the other, founded ‘their own’, or left completely. Many are in the Church whom no one can discipline. This is not good. The Word you reject today will judge you, here, in this world, and when Christ shall appear. May we not be condemned, in Jesus’ name.

PRAYER POINTS
1. Lord, give me a humble heart to bear Your Word, no matter how hard.

2. Father, help naughty children to be sober and listen to their parents.

3. Pray that God should make church music and music ministers (choir, independent singers, etc.) to be more Word-based than fame and wealth-seeking.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: I Chronicles 12:14 – 15:5; John 19:16 – 19:37.
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