Daily Devotion – 02.11.2019
“For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers;” – 1Corinthians 4:15
In the life of King David, his son Absalom had planned against David. He cunningly attracted the hearts of the people of Israel towards him, and finally he drives David his father away from the throne. At that time some friends were favor of him. They were prime warriors ready to war in the battlefield for David. One day when they warred with Absalom, David commanded his army chief Joab, “Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom.” In the later days when David heard the news that Absalom was killed, he wept bitterly with remarks, “O my son Absalom if only I had died in your place!”
See, David was kind to his violent son with a heart of father. Yes, there is nothing to be astonished for the praising of him to be “the man pleasant to the heart of God.” Thus, whenever we have to tackle with hard hearted brothers in church, at that time like David who remarked the words for Absalom, may be in printed on bold letters in our mind. Yes, for God’s sake handle and lead that brother tenderly. Yes, even today there are many advisers are prevalent in the church to say, “Do this, don’t do that” are there. But there are no persons to speak like the heart of the father. Church needs no teachers’ only fathers!
Friends! Jesus Christ has cent percent rights to reprimand and condemn the sin in a man. But, at the same time He was ready to die for the sin of that man. If we are not ready to deliver others from their sins, to sacrifice our self to pay the propitiated price we don’t have the right to reprimand other’s sins. Like Jesus Christ and David if we don’t have the heart of the father, we will be only teachers; but only fathers are need today!
– Bro. Jeremiah
Pray for May the Lord use each one of our ministers as per His will with exploring miracles throughout this month.
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