CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR FEBRUARY 6, 2022 : TOPIC – VAIN CURIOSITY
LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Sunday, February 6, 2022-International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
Read: Psalm 34:1-22
MEMORISE: Hell and Destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied (Proverbs 27:20)
Curiosity is an eagerness to know, gather information, or learn about something. Dinah, the only daughter of Jacob, who Leah bore for him, went to see the daughters of the land. Her curiosity led her into taking steps she ought not to have taken – seeing what was on the other side of the world (cf. 2 Cor. 6:14). She left where she ought to be to where she ought not to have been, and that singular action, made her life miserable and desolate.
So many youths today have fallen into error because, they were curious to go to places they ought not to go. They hang out with those they ought not to be seen with. They are curious to see far beyond their reach into pornography, cultism, sexual escapades, drugs, etc., because of their vain curiosity and this, at the expense of their glorious future. He who desires seeing beyond what God reveals would end up seeing and experiencing his own hullabaloo.
Dinah has a promising future, being the only daughter of her father. She was definitely more secure in her father’s house, but her vain curiosity finished her. Imagine the desolation she would have been through after – possibility of not getting married, and other traumatic experiences. May we not short-change our own destinies, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Satan usurped Eve’s curiosity to occasion man’s fall (Gen. 3:3-6). There is great danger in vain curiosity. Vain curiosity has led many into searching godless, cultic knowledge about God and the universe. They have ended up romancing the devil to their doom. Never be part of this evil. Vain curiosity doesn’t affect the vainly curious alone, but also others around him. Dinah’s action led to the massacre of several Shechemites, which Jacob later regretted and condemned. Godless curiosity leads down the dark path. Weigh your options before you allow your feelings to rule you.
1. O Lord, destroy every inordinate affection for the things of the world in me, in Jesus’ name.
2. Holy Spirit, help me to be sensitive enough and to act accordingly, when the devil tries to lure me into godlessness, in Jesus’ name.
3. Pray for our youths that have fallen into error of prostitution, cultism, pornography, internet fraud, and other vices, that God will set them free.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Leviticus 14