Morning Devotion

12 April 2023 Uncategorized

Good morning and welcome to today’s devotion. Our theme for today is “keep busy, victory over sin.” Let’s open our Bibles to the book of 1 Corinthians, chapter 15, verse 58. The King James Version says, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

As believers, we must keep busy with the work of the Lord. When we are occupied with serving Him, we are less likely to fall into sin. The Bible teaches that we are called to be holy, just as He is holy (1 Peter 1:16). It’s not always easy, but it is possible. In fact, there are many examples in the Bible of people who overcame sin and achieved victory over it.

One such example is the story of Joseph. Joseph was sold into slavery by his own brothers and was taken to Egypt. While in Egypt, he faced many temptations, but he refused to sin against God. He remained faithful and was eventually promoted to a position of authority in Pharaoh’s palace. Through it all, Joseph trusted in God and was rewarded for his faithfulness.

Another example is David. Despite his many failures, David was known as a man after God’s own heart. He committed adultery with Bathsheba and even arranged for her husband’s death, but when he was confronted with his sin, he repented and sought forgiveness from God. As a result, God forgave him and continued to use him for His purposes.

So how can we overcome sin in our own lives? We must first acknowledge that we cannot do it on our own. We need God’s help. We must also fill our hearts and minds with His Word and surround ourselves with other believers who can encourage us and hold us accountable. We must also be intentional about avoiding situations that could lead to temptation.

And what is the reward for those who overcome sin? In Revelation 2:7, we read, “To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.” And in Revelation 21:7, we read, “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” These are just a few examples of the rewards that God has promised to those who remain faithful to Him.

But what about those who refuse to serve Him? In Matthew 25:46, Jesus said, “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.” The choice is ours. We can either serve God and receive eternal life or reject Him and face eternal punishment.

In conclusion, let us be stedfast and unmoveable in our faith. Let us always abound in the work of the Lord, knowing that our labour is not in vain. Let us seek victory over sin and trust in God’s strength to help us overcome it. And let us remember the rewards that await those who remain faithful to Him. Amen.

Dear God,

As we come to the end of this devotion, we want to thank You for the time we had together to meditate on Your Word. We pray that the message of this devotion will resonate in our hearts and minds throughout the day and guide us as we go about our daily activities.

Lord, we ask for Your grace and strength to keep us busy in doing Your will and to have victory over sin. We pray for the courage to resist temptation and for the wisdom to discern right from wrong. May we be mindful of Your presence in every moment of our day and seek Your guidance in all our decisions.

We are grateful for the examples of those who have overcome sin in the Bible, like Joseph who resisted Potiphar’s wife’s advances or Daniel who stood firm in his faith despite facing persecution. May their stories inspire us to follow in their footsteps and live according to Your will.

Lord, we thank You for the promise of rewards for those who overcome sin and serve You faithfully. May this promise motivate us to stay on the path of righteousness and to persevere in our journey with You.

We acknowledge that there will be consequences for those who refuse to serve You and choose to live in sin. May Your judgment be just and righteous, and may those who have strayed from Your path find their way back to You.

As we close this devotion, we ask for Your continued presence and guidance in our lives. May You bless each person who participated in this devotion and protect them throughout the day and the rest of the week.

We offer this prayer in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ.



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