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  • Writer's pictureOlufunmilayo Adekusibe

The Mischief


 

Today’s Reading:

Mark 12:1-12

 



A young man who bought a land discovered someone on that land trying to make a living. He was compassionate enough to allow her with an instruction, “Please keep the place clean always.” Even when she persuaded the young man to collect rent for the land, he did not. Unfortunately, after some time, the women started seeking the life of the owner.


The above story is a little different because it was the owner who sought for the people whom he feels will be able to make a living out of the investment and also bring a little thing to him.


“The heart is wicked above all things and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jer. 17:9)

How wicked can a man be? When someone committed a source of livelihood to help you and all we can think is to kill the owner of the resources. I was informed of a pastor in the United Kingdom (UK) who will curse any member who tries to leave his church for another for any reason because of tithe and offering. Let’s take a look at ourselves without pointing any accusing finger.


How have I been able to live my life (the opportunity that God gave me through Jesus)? God gave us life and ample opportunities through various resources available around and within us for the purpose of reaching out but how have we been using it all? For our gain or for His glory?


He bought the land (our breath). He planted the vineyard (all opportunities: spiritually, financially, morally, martially, educationally, physically, and mentally). He placed us there as servants to give little return (using it all for our benefit and that the world in turn will give him all the glory). But we don’t even want him near our lives forgetting that we can do nothing by our own strength or knowledge.

Wole Otemade


Prayer:

  1. Father of our Lord Jesus please forgive me of all my mischief, in Jesus name.

  2. Lord, please forgive me for the in various ways I have brought shame in place of glory and honour to your name, in Jesus name.

  3. Lord, in your mercy remove hatred in me and replace with love and obedience, in Jesus name.

  4. Father, cast me not away from your presence, O lord, in Jesus name.

  5. Father, revive your work in your church, in Jesus name.

  6. Heaven Father, I ask that you reconcile every mischievous and covetous leader in this nation, in Jesus name.

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