Spirit Meat Daily Devotional For October 7, 2019 : Topic- EMBRACE THE EQUATION OF WISDOM – ECCLESIASTES 8: 5-6; 2 SAMUEL 11:1-2
God has a set time for every activity pertaining to man. You cannot do everything you desire, but your goal should be to discover God’s timing for you. When you make the right decision at the right time, you will fulfil God’s purpose early.
The passage in Ecclesiastes shows us that WISDOM is equal to accuracy of timing and accuracy of decisions. I have discovered that the equation of wisdom is 80% timing and 20% decision. A wise man will be considered foolish if he does the right thing at the wrong time or the wrong thing at the right time.
In 2 Samuel 11:1, David ought to be at the battlefront but he stayed at home. This error in timing led to the greatest blemish in the life and testimony of David. God occupies us and employs us in divine timing. When you are out of divine timing, you are out of divine employment. And whenever you are out of divine employment, the devil will either employ you or prey on you.
The devil finds work for everyone outside the timing of God for their lives. This was exactly the case with David in today’s passage. Here, even though David was still in the palace as the king of Israel, he was not in the timing of God and therefore out of the will of God, so the devil could ensnare him. Many believers have fallen prey to the wiles of the devil because they were out of the will of God and did not know their timing under God; don’t join them.
PRAYER: Lord, deliver me from the error of wrong timing. I receive a baptism to understand divine timing in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Jeremiah 8:8-9:26, Colossians 3:1-17, Psalm 78:32-55, Proverbs 24:27