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The Wise Child

Key Verse

“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God;” Hebrews 12:15a

Text — Hebrews 12:15-17


Paulina and Paula were sisters who love to sing and desire to buy violins. One day, their aunt gave them some money enough to buy their dreamed violins. Paulina chose to buy a violin with her share of the money while Paula used hers to buy plenty of ice cream and biscuits which she finished after a few days, while her sister still had her violin. Paulina acted wisely but Paula did not.

In making choices, you must consider not only what you would gain at that moment but also the effect of your choice on your future. When you make bad choices, you will likely enjoy now and suffer later. Do not be like Esau who exchanged his future blessings and inheritance for just food that lasted just for some moments. What a foolish decision that was!

Yielding to suggestions to do evil and sinning against God is a foolish decision. Friends of Jesus must daily ask God for grace to overcome. Laziness must be avoided if you desire to be successful in life. Procrastination and distraction are also twin-evils you must not allow in your life. Fear the Lord, take to correction when you are corrected by your godly parents and teachers and God will help you to be what He wants you to be.

Further Reading

Proverbs 4:7

Prayer for today

Dear Lord, please make me a wise child. Help me to fear You and run from evil.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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