July 14, 2019 THE LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPIC - THE LAW OF INFLUENCE

July 14, 2019 THE LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPIC - THE LAW OF INFLUENCE



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THE LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

Sunday, July 14, 2019

TOPIC - THE LAW OF INFLUENCE

Read Numbers 13:26-33

26. And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.

27. And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.
28. Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.
29. The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.
30. And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.
31. But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.
32. And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.
33. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

MEMORISE: He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed (Proverbs 13:20)

EXPOSITION
Influence is the power to change or affect someone/things, or make it behave in a particular way without directly forcing him/her/thing to happen. The law of influence works in two different ways: positive or negative ways. It all depends on the people you allow to surround your life. It also depends on your spiritual stamina to manage the environment in which you find yourself. The truth is that, with anybody you keep company with, the law of influence works. One person has to influence another, whether positively or negatively, godly or satanic.

According to the text for today's devotional study, if you walk with the wise, you will become wise; but if you walk with fools, you will suffer harm. By implication, you become wise by walking with the wise, but if you hang out with fools, you will have your life shattered in pieces. If all the twelve spies Moses sent to explore the Land of Canaan had given a good report of the land, the people of Israel would likely have obeyed God and crossed into the land. These ten spies' negative influence was at variance with the godly influence of Joshua and Caleb who believed Israel could take the land. This brought disaster on the people, except the believing Joshua and Caleb and their little ones (Num. 13:26-14:45).
One who has nothing to lose will help you to lose everything you worked for. Therefore, as a child of God, choose your company wisely. Be like a thermostat that regulates temperature, not a thermometer that only measures it. You should control and regulate the situation where you are (1 Cor. 10:12; 2 Cor. 6:14-18).

PRAYER POINTS
1. O Lord, help me to do away with any company I keep that can negatively influence my life.
2. Lord Jesus, endow me to be a positive changer in the society, in Jesus' name.
3. Lord, help our children in tertiary institutions to stand against negative influences rampant on our campuses.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Nehemiah 4:13 - 7:14; Acts 13:51 – 14:20

Author: C.A.C WORLDWIDE
Remain blessed!
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