Don’t Compromise – Be strong in Consecration
1 Kings 13:9
For so was it charged me by the word of the LORD, saying, Eat no bread, nor drink water, nor turn again by the same way that thou camest.
This man of God was ordained by God, he performed a great miracle and could even move the heart of the stubborn king, he denied to take any reward from the king, he was very strong in his determination.
But after a little time, he was cheated by a false prophet and ruined his life.
Dear child of God, God has called you and has chosen you for a special purpose. Satan is very subtle, very cunning, he is very intelligent in identifying the weakest point of the anointed, and at that particular point of time he attacks to distract and destroy them from reaching their targets.
At one point of time the man of God was very strong, as the time past he was becoming hungry, it was at that point the false prophet, the devil compelled and convinced the man of God and succeeded to compromise him from his consecration. Later he was utterly destroyed.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour (1Pet 5: 8)
Abraham did not compromise in sacrificing his only son Isaac. He was strong in faith.
Joseph did not compromise for seasonal and temporary pleasures. He was strong in his consecration.
Moses refused to be called as the son of Pharoh’s daughter, rather he chose to suffer with the children of God. He was strong in his determination.
Esau lost his consecration for a morsel of bread
Samson lost his consecration for temporary pleasure
Solomon lost his consecration for fulfilling the lusts of the flesh
Jesus sacrificed His throne to save the mankind
What about your consecration?
Are you compromising for temporary pleasures to lose a great reward which is kept for you?
Stay Blessed 😊
1 kings 11:9-10 The Lord …had appeared to him twice ….had commanded him….that he should not go after other gods. But he did not keep what the Lord had commanded
On both the occasions (3:5-15, 9:1-9) God reminded Solomon of the need to be faithful. When the king failed to heed to God’s warning. God said that the kingdom would be divided although Solomon’s descendents would retain part of it (11:26_32 Lord punished Solomon’ through 3 political adversaries Hadad, Rezon and Jeroboam.
Book of Ecclesiastics describes Solomon’s descent into despair as he lost his devotion to God. Without a growing relationship with the Lord, Solomon’s life became meaningless and empty Solomon’s wealth and knowledge exceeded that of his contemporaries but God took away his ability to enjoy them.
In Ecc 12:13, Solomon acknowledged that only by knowing and obeying God, can anyone have a meaningful life when Solomon died, the kingdom was torn to pieces because the wisest man had lost his full devotion to God.