OVERCOMING THE TEMPTATION NOT TO GO FAR WITH GOD
By DIGC 11 July 2021
The best of God is reserved for those who go far with Him.
SCRIPTURE: And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the Lord your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very far away: intreat for me. Exodus 8:28.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The best of God is reserved for those who go far with Him.
Earlier in our studies, we saw two key proofs of dedication to God as worship and service (Matthew 4:10).
It is confirmed that profitable service equals productive living. When we serve God profitably, we live productively. And because the devil knows that there is profit in serving God, he does everything to fight your dedication to God and the dividends of that dedication. The devil wants a dedicated person to be lukewarm, lethargic and complacent because he knows that fervent service in God produces fire-full results.
Now, what are the temptations that hinder effective service?
i. It is the temptation not to go far with God (Exodus 8:27).
This is the first temptation that Pharaoh confronted the children of Israel with.
Exodus 8:28 says,
And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the Lord your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very far away: intreat for me.
Pharaoh seemed to have told Moses, “Do anything you want to do with God as long as you don’t go too far from Egypt.”
Today, the devil tempts and tells people, “Don’t be too serious with God. Don’t be a fanatic”.
Many serious-minded Christians were told: “Don’t carry church on your head. Don’t kill yourself. Do anything you want to do with God but take it easy. God understands.”
Beloved, please know that the best of God is reserved for those who go far with Him. Therefore, make up your mind to go far with God.
Remember this: The best of God is reserved for those who go far with Him.
- Refuse to fall into the temptation not to go far with God.
- Make up your mind to go far with God.
PRAYER: Lord, I refuse to be a shallow Christian. Help me to go far with You in consecration and dedication, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: TEMPTATIONS THAT HINDERS EFFECTIVE SERVICE
QUOTE: Let service to God and His kingdom be the reason why you live. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Ecclesiastes 9-11
REFLECTION: How far are you ready to go with God? What are you willing to give up in your relationship with God? It determines what God will do with your life.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Grace to go all the way with God is released for you in Jesus’ Name.