Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional August 17, 2017
TOPIC: Living Above Sin – The Pathway To The Top
SCRIPTURE: But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. – Daniel 1:8-9
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The quality of a man’s life is reduced by iniquity
MESSAGE: From scriptures, it can be established that Daniel, who was taken to Babylon as captive, lived life at its best. He became the head politically, academically and spiritually. The same Daniel purposed in his heart that he will not defile himself with the portion of the Kings food (Daniel 1:8). He ended in excellence and became the best example of whatever he did in Babylon.
We are going to look at the character of Daniel and what it takes to live life at its best.
Daniel was a man who elevated principles above pleasure. This is refusing to violate your principles or lower your standard for anything. Daniel was also a man who elevated conscience above convenience. That is the way to the top in life.
Now, from the life of Daniel, here is one of the ways to live at your best.
You are at your best when you are beyond stain
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This is living beyond the stain of sin. Daniel purposed not to defile himself and he lived at his best. The quality of gold or oil is reduced by impurity. The quality of a man’s life is reduced by iniquity. It is not possible to live at your best when you live with the stain of sin.
Among the animals, there are two major animals that are leading in the animal kingdom.
There is one major animal and one major bird that lead in their kingdoms. The animal is called the lion and the bird leading in the air is called the eagle. They both have one thing in common; they do not eat rotten flesh. It is also on record that the eagle has only one mate for life. So, to be a lion or an eagle personality, you must avoid corruption.
Beloved, anything that defiles your conscience is denying you of your destiny. So, in order to live at your best, you must live beyond stain.
Remember this: The quality of a man’s life is reduced by iniquity
1. Refuse to accommodate anything that defiles the conscience.
2. Avoid any relationship that does not respect your principles.
3. Embark on a consistent study of God’s Word daily.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: LIVING AT YOUR BEST
PRAYER: O LORD, establish me in righteousness. I refuse to live in sin. Take my hands and lead me till I see Your face, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: When you are defeated by your flesh- anger, lust, greed, etc., any other thing will easily defeat you. Culled 21 Foolish Things People Do by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Nehemiah 12: 27 to 13:31, 1 Corinthians 11:1 to 16, Psalm 35:1 to 16, Proverbs 21:17 to 28
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Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional was written by Dr. Paul Enenche, the Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre.