CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR OCTOBER 25, 2021 : TOPIC – REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE
LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Monday, October 25, 2021
REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE
Read: Galatians 5:16-26
Galatians 5:16-26 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come (1 Corinthians 10:11)
A student went into an examination hall and prayed fervently for God to give him answers to the examination questions. After some time praying, God told him, “I can only remind you of the things you know (read).” God doesn’t perform magic. Even if you pray till eternity, He wouldn’t make tea for you with the water you are boiling on the fire, when you can do it yourself.
According to the topic, we are told to remember Lot’s wife. What is it that we should remember? The story of Lot is a common story. Though he lived in a city where evil thrived, God sent help to him. He hesitated, but the angels took him and his family out of the town. He was told to rush to the mountains to escape the imminent disaster on Sodom and Gomorrah. He bargained and changed the instruction. God was still gracious to him. He and his family were divinely instructed not to look back as they escaped. Unfortunately, Lot’s wife looked back; she suffered the consequences of flagrant disobedience – turned into a pillar of salt.
As believers, we must be careful and watchful about where and how we live. If we find ourselves in the midst of sinners, our duty is to be Christ’s light unto them, and never compromise (cf. Exod. 23:2). Let your lifestyle show them Christ and His holiness, even as you deliberately share the Gospel with them (Matt. 28:18ff)
No matter how corrupt or morally disgusting the world we are in might be, we must be obedient to divine instructions, and never negotiate such. The experience of Lot and his wife shows that noncompliance should be avoided like plague because of the unavoidable consequences. Obedience has its rewards, just as disobedience has its consequences. Obedience pays! Never be another Mr. Lot’s wife.
1. Lord, give me the grace to obey You every time, even when I am yet to understand what you are saying.
2. Lord, let your Spirit intervene in my situation wherever the devil comes with his deceptions.
3. Lord, help our children and young adults, and rescue them from wordly affections, so that they are not carried away like Lot’s wife.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Isaiah 62:7 – 66:1; 2 Thessalonians 2:12 – 3:15