Date: Friday July 29th, 2022
Daily Devotional Guide Written By Dr. Paul Enenche.
TOPIC: DO NOT FOLLOW SOCIETY; FOLLOW JESUS
SCRIPTURE: Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. Exodus 23:2 (NIV).
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To follow the dictates of society is to lose your purpose in life.
In our world today, there are people whose lives are controlled by the dictates of society. For them, majority carries the vote. If the whole world is running to hell, they run with them.
We are living in a kind of world where nobody bothers to ask the question, “Why are people going in this direction?” They just follow the crowd.
Sometime ago, we were driving on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, and someone who was driving a vehicle in front of us wanted to catch up with a schedule in Abuja. When he saw the heavy traffic in front he turned back. And before you knew it, everyone started turning back and following the man, and within a short time, there was a total gridlock.
I looked around and said, “What a world!” Nobody bothered to ask, “What is happening?” Someone even said that there was no problem in front, but no one wanted to listen to that. That is the kind of world we live in.
Let me give you another example, the moment someone takes off his suit, shirt or singlet and wears them midway, some young men will say, “That is the latest style. Let’s go for it.” This is why we see people walking half-naked on the street and don’t see anything wrong with it.
But what most Christians don’t know is that there are demonic fashion designers who are in covenant with satan, the devil. Satan shows them from time to time, the design of fashion they should introduce to the world per time in order to send people to destruction. And as they introduce that fashion to the world, everybody is fulfilling satanic ministry by dressing all alike in seduction. They simply bow to negative societal influences. And to follow the dictates of society is to lose your purpose in life.
Beloved, watch who you follow, watch what you copy.
Do not follow society; follow Jesus, the way, the truth and the life.
To follow the dictates of the society is to lose your purpose in life.
Remember this: To follow the dictates of society is to lose your purpose in life.
- Look unto Jesus, the pattern son of God, and refuse to follow the dictates of society.
- Be influenced by the conviction of God’s Word and follow God’s purpose and direction for your life.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask that You deliver me from the grip of societal influence. Help me to follow Jesus alone so I can fulfil Your Purpose for my life, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: The Beginning of Wisdom-The Fear of God (Part 2).
QUOTE: Many people lack conviction, so they live their lives at the dictates of society. Society dictates their dressing, eating, dancing and other behaviours. They belong to the bandwagon. Culled from “Who Are You?” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Isaiah 43-45.
AMAZING FACT: The femur, or thighbone, is the longest and strongest bone of the human skeleton.
As you determine to take a stand for God, the Lord curse you to stand out in your generation in Jesus’ Name.