FRIDAY 4TH OCT., 2019
WORD FOCUS: BEING IN THE RIGHT PLACE
TEXT: Gen 39:7-12 “7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.8 But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath…”
The blessings of God released to us are always expected to meet us at certain places and time, according to the will of God. This was the case of Joseph. The way to his wealthy place was waiting for him in the prison. It is very important that we must follow God’s leading, no matter how hard or meaningless His instructions might seem, because that is where you will be located. You may say Joseph had made up his mind to remain obedient to God. Yes, you can too. Joseph followed God’s leading; he ended up in prison, met the butler, was introduced to Pharaoh, solved the problem, and entered his wealthy place (Gen 41:41-46).
One sterling quality Joseph exhibited throughout his sojourn was that he maintained his faith in God no matter what he went through and God honoured him. On the other hand, Simon Peter, the disciple Jesus first called to follow Him, abandoned his calling in the face of hardship after Jesus crucifixion and death. He went fishing. He toiled all night with other disciples and caught nothing. But at Jesus’ instruction to cast his net on the right side, he caught a bountiful harvest. Let us strive to be at the right place and be blessed in Jesus name. As a disciple of Jesus, have you abandoned your call to go a fishing?
David’s experience demonstrates how far a person may fall when he is not at the right place at the right time. David was supposed to be at the battlefield but he felt at ease and in the process saw and lusted after Bathsheba, Uriah’s wife. The right place is the place of protection and blessings. Scripture says that the sons of God are led by His Spirit. For the Holy Spirit will always lead you to the right place and time
MEDITATION: Romans 8:14, Ruth 2:2-4
REV 5; NEH 6; PS 100
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