Saturday, May 23, 2009

Devotional of the Week May 24-30

Luke 11: 14-20

"And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wandered. But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils. And others, tempting him, sought him a sign from heaven. But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? Because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore shall they be your judges. But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you."

Jesus is willing to cast out all the evil things in our lives, but yet we have the tendency to look to evil men to help us. I've often wondered why people always seem to run to people who are trying to hurt them for help! I have seen it over and over again where we go to someone for help, and the person turns around and harm us instead. Let us listen to the wisdom of Jesus. A house that is divided cannot stand but will self-destruct. Persons who have divided affections for us will eventually turn against us and destroy us and the relationship. Many of us are in self-destructive relationships with others and do not even know it. We put our full trust in others only to have the relationship blow up in our very faces, without us even suspecting anything. With Jesus, we can be assured that He will NEVER be against us. He will always have our best interests at heart.


Laurie Ann said...

I had this same conversation with a friend the other day about being in a destructive relationship and not realizing it. Great devotional. I love your passion for reaching others and thanks for the sweet compliment on my blog.

Daughter of Wisdom said...

Laurie Ann: Thank you so much for your kind words! May God bless you tremendously in your walk.

Sister Scarlet said...

Thank you for the sweet compliment. Your blog is an answer to prayer for me. I connected to it Thursday night, but had little time to read any of your posts at that moment.
It was clear to me immediately you are a woman of God. I decided to check back in tonight, and read the first to post. Now I realize God was trying to protect me in advance. I read a quote from Abraham Lincoln last week where he said, "A house that is devided can not stand." I did not realize this was scriptual, but the Lord kept bringing this quote to my memory daily after reading it. My house has been divided for so long, and I have been crying out to God for restoration. I wish I had taken the time to read your posts last night because it would have protected me today. I made an appointment to seek help for something very personal two weeks ago, but have not had a total peace with keeping it. I have feared that this might back-fire on me. I wanted to cancel but went to the appointment today anyway. I cam home in tears, and felt like this was a mistake. I just read your post late this evening, and feel it is confirming what I feel God has been trying to tell me all a long. I believe you are a woman of faith, and prayer. Though you don't know me, could you please pray that God will protect me in this and give me wisdom and lead me on the right path. Thank you so much. God bless, Teffany

Daughter of Wisdom said...

Hi Teffany,
Thank you so much for your kind words to me. I am just humbled by the fact that you found inspiration in my blog. All glory to God who leads us.

I am sorry to hear of your personal struggles, but I pray that God will protect you and give you wisdom to make the right decisions. I just finished praying for you before I wrote this comment. I trust you will find strength in our God who is all powerful and all mighty, and who saves even to the uttermost.