RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Sunday 14 April 2013
PRIDE DRAINS THE PROUD
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on the hill cannot be hid” Matthew 5:14
Read: Matthew 5:14-16
Bible in one year: 2Chronicles 4-6
Action point: Pray that in places where cannibalism is still life, God will expose and bring an end to such devilish practice.
The human body is weak and fragile yet there are some of its parts that are even more delicate. There are at least seven of such delicate body parts namely the heart, liver, kidney, lung, tongue, eardrum and the eyes. Of these seven, some of them are more protected than others. The eardrum is slightly tucked in. The lungs are barricaded by strong, bony rib cage. The heart, liver and kidneys are slightly concealed. One part that is least protected is the eyes, hence they are very vulnerable. If you consider the eyelids as some form of protection, remember they are very limited in what they can do, since they cannot resist any sharp object that tries to prick the eyes. So of all these sensitive body parts, the eyes need extra protection. In Psalm 17:8, David the popular psalmist prayed,
‘Keep me as the apple of thy eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,”
This is a very important prayer. For God to keep you as the apple of his eyes means that you want to become His favourite so that He can jealously watch over you. At this point, let us look at the role of the eyes to the body. First, we see with our eyes and in the same way, God wants to see the world through us. Speaking of this, Jesus said, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” Matthew 5:14
The whole world lies in darkness but for the presence of believers. If you have received Jesus Christ the light of the world into your heart, you automatically become a light of the world. So when God looks at the dark world, He will be able to see the world by the number of tiny lights dotting it. In Genesis 18:20-32, God told Abraham that ¡f He could see 10 tiny dots of lights, He would spare Sodom and Gomorrah. This implies that, ¡f we could have enough dots of lights ¡n Nigeria or any nation of the earth, and they are shinning as they are supposed to shine, God will spare our nations, and things would be very different from what they have been. Are you shining as the light you were created to be? Or has darkness absorbed your glow? Get back on your feet and redirect yourself to Christ today! Live right before God, please Him in all things and spread the Good news of Jesus, and you will shine like the bright ness of the firmament.