April 13, 2021 CAC Living Water Devotional : Topic - IMPRESSIVE OR DEPRESSIVE.

April 13, 2021 CAC Living Water Devotional : Topic - IMPRESSIVE OR DEPRESSIVE.


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LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

IMPRESSIVE OR DEPRESSIVE.

Read: Matthew 25:14-30

Matthew 25:14-30  For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.

And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.

But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.

After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:

And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

MEMORISE: 

And He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left (Matthew 25:33).

EXPOSITION

Before the end of an academic session, students will take their examination, and on the day of convocation, results and awards will be given to the best performing students. They"ll be recognized, celebrated and appreciated with gifts. In some cases, the best graduating student will be offered employment. In this event, two set of people will be there; those that will be excited with the event (impression) and those that will be depressed. Though these two sets of students pass through the institution for the same purpose, while one sets are being celebrated because they use their time purposefully and productively, the others will be depressed because they misused their times or some forces evitable and inevitable, worked against them.

Jesus' parable is not far from the above scenario (Matt. 25). We are all endowed by God to be productive and impactful with our days on earth (Ecc. 3:1-8). We need not waste them. Rather we need to wisely utilise them to God's glory. On the day of reckoning with God, none will have any excuse. Why ? The Lord God who is the Creator, is able to save, protect, provide, defend, enable and empower all He has created for the much expected success. All that person needs are : faith in Him, Obedience to His instruction, sensitivity as He ably leads and guides. The devil is a defeated enemy who is too small and mean before Our God.

The day of our convocation is close, are you set for your results. Will you be as a sheep at the right hand of God to receive the impressive well done salutation. (Matt. 25:23), or at the left hand side as a goat with a depressive cast away to hell (Matt. 25. 30)? Decide now and make your life impactful. Do not be a failure by choice.

PRAYER POINTS:

1. My God, my days on earth must not be wasted.

2. Lord, may I be daily useful to You.

3. Pray that God should assist the youth to invest their times for God.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Judges 1:19 - 3:23; Luke 10:26 - 11:5

April 13, 2021 CAC Living Water Devotional : Topic - IMPRESSIVE OR DEPRESSIVE. April 13, 2021 CAC Living Water Devotional : Topic - IMPRESSIVE OR DEPRESSIVE. Reviewed by Muyiwa Abodunrin (Muyilight) on April 13, 2021 Rating: 5

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