MFM Devotional 20th January 2024 || Lessons From The Life of Prophet Nathan (4)
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SATURDAY 20 JANUARY 2024
Bible In One Year: Exodus 8, Exodus 9, Exodus 10, Luke 14, Luke 15, Luke 16
TOPIC: LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF PROPHET NATHAN (4)
Fire Scripture: 2 Samuel 12:13-25
Memory Verse: 1 Peter 4:8
“And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.”
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of others.
Praise And Worship
Prophetic Word For Today:
Your Life Will Count , In The Name of Jesus.
MFM DEVOTIONAL 20TH JANUARY 2024 MESSAGE:
Prophet Nathan comforted and uplifted a broken friend. He was not judgmental. In today’s Fire Scripture, when David said, “I have sinned,” Nathan replied him with a message of hope: “And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.” Of course, the child that resulted from David’s adulterous and murderous act died; yet, in God’s mercy, Bathsheba had another child for David. When this was born, Nathan came again with a comforting message about the love of God for the family, especially the child.
Nathan left David’s sin where it belonged, in the past. He did not continue to remind him of his mess. His focus was now on the hope of the future, on this young child Solomon (Jedidiah). His words were intended to build up his friend David and encourage him in the LORD, not a reminder of past failures. We serve a God who forgives and forgets. If the LORD does so, then we as His people need to also leave past wrongs that have been confessed and forgiven where they belong.
What if Barnabas had not given Saul of Tarsus a second chance? What if he held his grievous sins against him rather than showing confidence in his repentance (Acts 9:26-28). We ought to emulate this wonderful approach. Leave the sin behind, and press forward together (Philippians 3:13-14).
Beloved, many of our Christian fallen heroes have been left to rot away in the hands of satan simply because of our judgmental approach to them. Many of them would have loved to get back on their spiritual feet, but no one was loving enough to wrap their hands around them to get them back. In fact, due to this judgmental approach, many fallen heroes have died and some have taken their own lives. We can do better in the body of Christ. Let’s cultivate the habit of leaving people’s past where it belongs when they have genuinely repented and Christ has forgiven them. Galatians 6:1 says “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.”
MFM PRAYER POINTS FOR 20TH JANUARY 2024
1. I receive the grace to uplift others, in the name of Jesus.
2. I shall be a succourer of many, after the order of Phoebe, in the name of Jesus.
3. Father, give me fervent charity to help the backslidden back to God, in the name of Jesus.
4. Judgemental spirit, bitter heart, I am not your candidate, die out of me, in the name of Jesus.
5. Father, fill my heart with love and joy, in the name of Jesus.
6. I shall not fall; I shall not falter in the name of Jesus.
7. Mistakes and errors, waiting to tarnish my testimony, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.