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Tuesday, 31st August 2021: Keep to the counsel of God!

Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 13:18-19
He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him. So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and drank water.

Reflections: The man of God from Judah had just finished declaring the counsel of God in Bethel. It was evident after the splitting of the Altar by his prophetic word that God was going to manifest his power in his life greatly. But this proved to be short lived. Even though he had been warned by God to refuse any food or drink he is offered by people, an old prophet managed to deceive him. Believing the words of this prophet who claimed that an angel had instructed him to feed him, the young prophet ended up eating! What followed was catastrophic and so pathetic. He was eaten up by a lion on his way out. In life you need to watch what people tell you. It may take you out of God’s will and bring you to a place of calamity. Don’t just let people take you out of God’s will! Keep to God’s counsel!

Prayer: Oh Lord, give me grace to reject the counsel of men in favor of yours.

Confession: I reject the counsel of men in favor of God’s.

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