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SINGLE-MINDED SELFISHNESS

SINGLE-MINDED SELFISHNESS

SINGLE-MINDED SELFISHNESS

SOUL-LIFT DAILY DEVOTIONAL WITH DR D.M. TIKILI.

DATE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 2021.

TOPIC: SINGLE-MINDED SELFISHNESS.

DEVOTIONAL READING:
1 SAMUEL 25

KEY VERSE: Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give it unto men, whom I know not whence they be?(1 Samuel 25:11)

BIBLE CHARCATER IN VIEW: NABAL

Nabal lived during David’s rise to power. In fact, Nabal benefited from David because his men offered a region of security for Nabal’s herds to grace. But when David sent men to Nabal’s house with a courteous request for supplies, they were rudely turned away. His own men were shocked at Nabal’s harshness. They hurried to warn Nabal’s wife, Abigail, who clearly possessed the level head in the family.

Meanwhile, David set out with four hundred angry men to confront Nabal. Abigail met him, armed with gifts and apologies. David accepted Abigail’s excuse and spared Nabal’s household. While his wife was pleading for his life, Nabal was home, hosting a party. When he was sober the next morning, Abigail explained his close call with David. Nabal’s shock and fear were such that he was dead within days.

Single-minded selfishness often produces success. People who refuse to be distracted by the needs of others can bring all their energies to bear on their goals. But if we allow anyone or anything to become the center of our lives other than GOD who made and loves us, our world will become as fragile and fearful as Nabal’s. The lesson is clear: Everything we have comes from GOD. Dare we be selfish when GOD has given to us freely?

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Generosity Is A Hallmark of God’s Saints.

FURTHER STUDY: Nabal’s folly is recorded in 1 Samuel 25:1-39.

PROPHETIC DECLARATIONS:

  1. O LORD, give me a heart of heart of gratitude in Jesus Name.
  2. Favor of the LORD, locate me today, in the name of Jesus.
  3. My father, make me your instrument of praise in Jesus Name.
  4. Grace for excellence, locate me by fire in Jesus Name.

Be Lifted!

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