September 29, 2020 CAC Living Water Devotional :- INNOVATIONS ARE JUST DISCOVERIES

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September 29, 2020 CAC Living Water Devotional :- INNOVATIONS ARE JUST DISCOVERIES


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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

– Inventors Day & World Heart Day


Read Ecclesiastes 1:9-11

[9]The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

[10]Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

[11]There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.

MEMORISE: Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this is new”? It has already been in ancient times before us (Ecclesiastes 1:10)


We marvel at great, powerful innovations, today. We must duly thank God for such innovations, and appreciate the efforts of those who have painstakingly come up with them. However, the questions that beg for answer is: Are these really innovations, in the real sense?

What is innovation? It is the act or process of inventing or introducing new things. It is also a new invention or way of doing something. In the real sense, it is better to replace the word ‘inventing’ with discovering. What we call innovations are at best discoveries. Yes, discoveries! What you discover doesn’t mean you are the owner. You discover what someone else has kept there. In a deeper sense, the discoverer cannot claim ownership.

” Who kept it there?” you may want to ask. Of course, God. He is the Creator, Originator of all things (Gen. 3:1ff; Jn. 1:3), and as such, the Owner (Psa. 24:1ff). He puts different resources in different places and enables different persons (regardless of whether Christian or not) to discover (locate and fish out) such resources. To Him, it is not new because He put it there, in the first place, and that for His pleasure. To the discoverers, it is a new thing, an innovation, and they needed to be commended for such creativity. May God give us more. Yet, we should agree that there is nothing new under the sun (vv. 9-11).

The implications are that you align with God who alone can lead you to where He keeps the resources you have to discover, to break forth, break limits, and breakthrough. Also, beware lest the devil works through you to come up with his own programme or agenda, subtly, as seen in the godless innovations dotting the worlds of fashion, medicine, entertainment, archaeology, religion, etc. Don’t become the devil’s puppet (Matt. 18:7; Eph. 4:27).


1. Thank God for the opportunity to experience from time to time the joy of coming up with new things that would glorify Him and bless others.

2. In Jesus’ name, I refuse to become an instrument in the devil’s hands to propagate his nefarious agenda in the world through so-called innovations.

3. Lord, open the eyes of entrepreneur and inventors in the field of fashion, entertainment, education, etc., who are ignorantly promoting Satan’s agenda; but punitively expose those deliberately doing it.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Ecclesiastes 5 – 7


Remain blessed!

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