Topic: The Tragedy Of Iniquity
Anything that defiles your conscience denies you your destiny.
SCRIPTURE: There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? Genesis 39:9.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Anything that defiles your conscience denies you your destiny.
Previously, we saw that every child of God has the potential for great destiny in them. Every child of God has the seed of greatness. However, not all great potentials end up in great destinies because of certain limitations I will like to refer to as enemies of distinction and excellence.
Today, we shall be dealing with one of the enemies of distinction and excellence, and it is INIQUITY.
Iniquity was the major undoing of Reuben. Iniquity rendered Reuben useless on earth. He slept with his father’s wife and his destiny was practically aborted (Genesis 49:3-4).
Iniquity also aborted the destiny of Judas Iscariot. Judas Iscariot was among the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ who was meant to sit on one of the thrones in heaven judging the twelve tribes of Israel, but he missed it. Not only was his destiny on earth aborted, he also committed suicide and ended up in hellfire.
On the other hand, integrity upheld the destiny of Joseph. His destiny could not be ruptured because he was righteous before God. When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife to commit immorality, he upheld his righteousness (Genesis 39:9).
In the same manner, integrity sustained the destiny of Daniel. He purposed in his heart not to defile himself with the king’s food (Daniel 1:8). Beloved, anything that defiles your conscience denies you your destiny.
Please, know that iniquity destroys destiny while integrity guarantees and upholds destiny. Make the choice for a lifestyle of integrity in order to have a solid destiny.
Remember this: Anything that defiles your conscience denies you your destiny.
Make up your mind to avoid the lifestyle of iniquity.
Live a life that pleases God always.
PRAYER: Deliver me Lord from the tragedy of iniquity. Help me to please You with my life by the lifestyle of integrity, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: “…the greatest thing that can be said about anyone is that they have integrity, not that they have money, not that they are gifted – but that they have integrity. A man of integrity means what he says and says what he means. He does not touch what is not his.” Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: African Lions are the most social of all big cats and live together in groups or “prides.” A Pride consists of about 15 Lions.
DAILY READING: 2 Chronicles 1-3