Seeds of Destiny 15 March 2020 Daily Devotional By Dr Paul Enenche
TOPIC: The Attitude of Ingratitude – The Tragedy of Lot
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SCRIPTURE: And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. Genesis 13:8-9
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Fruitfulness ends where thankfulness ends because to be thankful is to be fruitful.
MESSAGE: One of the most tragic accounts in the Bible is the account of Lot and his family. Lot was Abraham’s nephew who Abraham brought up in his house. A time came when there was strife between the herdsmen of Lot and those of Abraham. This led to their parting ways and the eventual crash of Lot’s destiny. Lot moved from a very solid destiny to become history. He moved from the realm of fame to the realm of shame; from the realm of popularity to irrelevance and obscurity. Lot was shamefully ordered out of Sodom and Gomorrah without carrying a penny. He lost his wife who became a pillar of salt. Furthermore, he had immoral relationship with his two daughters and that led to the birth of the bastard generations of the Amorites and the Moabites.
Now, one reason for the tragedy of Lot was the attitude of ingratitude. It is that attitude that does not know how to say, “Thank you.” The only appreciation Abraham got from Lot was competition and quarrel.
Beloved, it is only great fools that are not grateful. God did meaningful things in the life of Lot as a result of his connection with Abraham but Lot did not appreciate God for the connection.
I would like you to take note of these points on gratitude:
a. Where your gratitude stops, there your altitude stops.
Anytime you stop thanking God, He stops lifting you.
b. Fruitfulness ends where thankfulness end.
To be thankful is to be fruitful.
Seeds of Destiny 15 March 2020 – My counsel is, make the choice for gratitude. Refuse to be ungrateful to God. Be thankful to God always regardless of the condition you find yourself.
REMEMBER THIS: Fruitfulness ends where thankfulness ends because to be thankful is to be fruitful.
1. Always show appreciation to God and to your fellow man for what you have received from them, no matter how little it may look.
2. Do not take anyone God has sent your way for granted; be grateful always.
PRAYER: Lord, I am grateful to You and to the people You brought into my life. Thank You for Who You are and What You are to me. Receive my gratitude, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE LOT TRAGEDY – HINDRANCES TO EXISTING AS A GENERATIONAL BLESSING
QUOTE: When a man’s conscience is not alive, his character can never be correct. Culled from WHO ARE YOU? by Dr Paul Enenche
DAILY READING: 2 Kings 1-3
AMAZING FACT: Sir Isaac Newton was a devoted Christian, to the amazement of many. Mathematician, astronomer, craftsman, theologian and physicist, Sir Isaac Newton, best known for his work on gravity, was a Christian since his youth and wrote passionately in defense of the Christian faith. Newton made a huge contribution to science. He laid the foundations of modern calculus and his discoveries led to several breakthroughs in recent centuries.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Grace to avoid and escape the error of Lot is released upon you in Jesus’ Name.