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Seeds of Destiny 14 March 2024 SOD || What Faith Is Not

Dunamis Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional for 14th March 2024 by Pastor Paul Enenche

Read and Study SOD Today Devotional written by Dr Paul Enenche. God bless you.

TODAY’S TOPIC: WHAT FAITH IS NOT

SCRIPTURE: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Faith is not acting blindly, hoping that something works out. Faith is not a blind action.

Seeds of Destiny 14 March 2024 SOD || Pastor Paul Enenche 

Many people do not understand faith, and so they call faith what it is not. For example, faith is not acting blindly hoping that something works out. Faith is not a blind action.

Now, I will illustrate what faith is not with a story I heard many years ago.

Sometime ago, someone walked into a zoo in Ibadan, Western Nigeria, and jumped into a lions’ cage with the belief that he was the present day Daniel. He believed that since they put Daniel in the lions’ den in Bible days and the lions did not devour him, if he entered the lions’ den, the lions should fellowship with him instead of devouring him.

When this man entered the lions’ cage, the lions might have wondered, “What did we do for God to give us this kind of free food today!”

The lions wasted no time. They jumped on him and tore him into pieces. The man did not come out alive. He died.

That was not faith. That was a combination of foolishness and presumption. I call it ignoramus stupiditis (An affliction caused by ignorance and stupidity). Such ‘faith’ is based on nothing.

Some people would say, “I have faith.” And to confirm it, they say, “Give me acid to drink. I will not die.” That is stupidity. If they drink such acid, they will die.

When the devil asked Jesus to throw himself down from a height, he did not obey the devil; he refused (Matthew 4:5-6).
Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Jesus seemed to say, “Satan, I am not to receive instructions from you; you are not to tell me what to do. You are not my commander.”

The lesson here is: do not do what is not faith. Do not practice faith blindly.

REMEMBER THIS: Faith is not acting blindly hoping that something works out. Faith is not a blind action.

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Refuse to embark on any blind action in the name of faith.
2. Study the steps of men of faith in Scripture and follow their pathways.

PRAYER: Lord, I ask that You deliver me from any form of blind action in the name of faith. Help me to understand clearly the subject of faith and follow Scriptural pathways, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE MYSTERY OF FAITH.

QUOTE: When your faith is weak, your destiny is not secured.
Culled from the book, “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.

DAILY READING: 1 Kings 20-22.

AMAZING FACT: An elephant’s trunk weighs around 400 pounds and contains around 100,000 different muscles.

DECLARATION/WORD: Receive the fresh release of the Spirit of faith in Jesus’ Name.

Seeds of Destiny 14 March 2024 SOD || What Faith Is Not

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