Today's Devotional, March 28

Which Righteous Man Do You Want To Be?

 


Now Abraham was old, well advanced in age; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.

Genesis 24:1


The Bible says that Abraham was righteous. But do you know that his nephew Lot was righteous too? (2 Peter 2:7–8) Yet, both men lived very different lives. Although they both lived under God’s grace some 400 years before the law was given, Abraham was very blessed, whereas Lot lost a lot!

Both men had large herds and flocks. When their herdsmen started quarrelling over space, Abraham took the initiative to make peace. He even let Lot pick the lands that he wanted. Both men were righteous, but one was more gracious than the other.

Lot picked the well-watered plain of Jordan, where the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were. He dwelt there and pitched his tent as far as Sodom. Eventually, he lived in Sodom. Now, Sodom and Gomorrah in the Bible represent a sinful lifestyle. Some Christians think, “Since I am righteous by faith and under God’s grace, I can live a sinful lifestyle.”

Well, let’s learn from Lot. He first saw Sodom, then his feet walked toward it and finally he went into it. I like what a great man of God said: “Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay and cost you more than you want to pay.” What did Lot end up paying?

He was captured when four kings plundered Sodom and Gomorrah. And even after Abraham rescued him with the help of God, he did not learn his lesson. He went back to Sodom. Some Christians live from one bail-out to another. God delivers them from, say, debt, and they go right back to borrowing money or gambling! Sodom and Gomorrah were eventually destroyed. Lot escaped with only the clothes on his back and even lost his wife in the process.

Beloved, you are the righteousness of God in Christ. When you truly understand what Jesus did to make you the righteousness of God, it will cause you to fall out of love with sin and fall in love with God. Then, it will not be hard to have a heart for God, as Abraham did, and like Abraham, be blessed in all things!

Thought For The Day
As the righteousness of God in Christ, choose to live a life that pleases God, and like Abraham, you will be blessed in all things!


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Be Like Righteous Abraham, Not Righteous Lot

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  1. Melchizedek says:

    Great one there! I have been having a hard time trying to talk to a brother about this. He was like “What’s then is the difference between two Christians – one who conforms to the things of this world and another who get’s his mind renewed – since both of them have had ALL their sins forgiven?” He, too, as I was once, is finding it difficult to understand complete forgiveness. Thank you Father for your timely messages through Pastor Prince. God bless you Pastor and Team JP.

  2. Victor Suppiah says:

    Amen!!!

  3. Prempeh says:

    Excellent

  4. Jude says:

    Thank you so very much. To say that I am richly blessed by this devo is so much an understatement. I AM SO, SO, SO BLESSED. Thank you very much.

  5. Oscar Dumenyo says:

    Am Blessed! Amen

  6. deborah joseph says:

    i am so blessed by this message,i have never seen it this way before.more of Gods grace upon you and your ministry.

  7. Kc says:

    As he is so am here on this world! Prais God

  8. kins igboks says:

    Very insightful and full of morales

  9. Johny Akansag Bera says:

    Amen

  10. Madline says:

    Amen. :-)

  11. Yelbert says:

    It is good as a born christian to allowed God to order and direct your steps, so that there will be no fall out of love of God. Indeed am blessed.

  12. sophie says:

    Yes, i choose to live like ABRAHAM.GLORY to God

  13. Victor Purdy SR. says:

    Amen!
    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. (Psalm 1:1 KJV)

  14. thank you sir for this teaching.God bless you and your family

  15. angie says:

    Glory be to God for such a revelation!

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