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DECEPTION’S PRICE TAG

DECEPTION’S PRICE TAG

DECEPTION’S PRICE TAG

SOUL-LIFT DAILY DEVOTIONAL WITH DR D M TIKILI

DATE: Tuesday, April 14 2020

TOPIC: DECEPTION’S PRICE TAG

DEVOTIONAL READING: LUKE 1:26-37

KEY VERSE:
And his mother said unto him, Upon me be the curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them (Genesis 27:13)

BIBLE CHARACTER IN VIEW: REBEKAH
Rebekah remembered what the LORD had said: ‘The older (son) will serve the younger’. But how? She probably wondered as the first born son, Esau is entitled to special privilege. He will be the recipient of Isaac’s blessings… unless we can somehow get Isaac to bless Jacob instead!

Perhaps that is how Rebekah reasoned. Maybe that is how her scheme of deception came about. She planned and orchestrated the whole scam, and it worked. Isaac gave the blessing he had reserved for his elder son to his younger son, Jacob.

Rebekah got what she wanted, but she also got some additional unpleasant surprises: a rift between Esau and Jacob that took years to heal; a bitter Esau who threatened violence; manipulative, demanding daughter-in-law in Rachael; and worst of all, a younger son who adopted her example of deceit. Rebekah was exposed to a truth we need to wrestle with today: sin doesn’t pay – it cost! An immoral or unethical action may seem to offer a desirable payoff; but down the road we will begin receiving notice of payment due!

Pragmatism is not the same as obedience. Don’t do things on the basis of what will work. Make your decision based on what is right.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Sin Always Has Long-term Consequences

FURTHER STUDY: Genesis 24-27; Romans 9:10

PRAYING ACTIVATION
1. I break loose from every power of sin in Jesus Christ’s Name.

2. O Lord, deliver me from the spirit of deceit and manipulation in Jesus Christ’s Name.

3. Every power working against my prosperity receive death in the Name of Jesus Christ.

4. Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ, let the mystery and secret of my fulfilment be revealed.

5. LORD I rededicated my life to You in the Name of Jesus Christ

Be Victorious in Christ Jesus Name!

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