Topic: The Distinguishing Feature in Life [Seeds of Destiny 24 June 2019 Devotional]
Integrity distinguishes people in life; to be different in upright living is to make a difference in life.
SCRIPTURE: And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Integrity distinguishes people in life; to be different in upright living is to make a difference in life.
Integrity is a distinguishing feature in life. Integrity sets people apart from others. It puts people in a class of their own.
Integrity, for instance, is one of the qualities that distinguishes the lion and the eagle from every other creature. The eagle is the king of every bird that flies in the air. In the same manner, the lion is the king of the jungle.
It is important to know that these two animals have one thing in common – they would never taste corruption. Once meat is rotten, it is not for the lion; it may be for the jackals or the tigers but not for the lion. Also, once a piece of meat is rotten, it is not for the eagle; it may be for the vulture but not for the eagle. If the meat is for the eagle, it must be fresh, dripping with blood.
That is why the eagle flies at ten thousand feet above sea level, carries weight three times its size and still be able to fly. No wonder the eagle is reputed to be a popular symbol of power, royalty and decency in many parts of the world. This is the reason why it is in the coat of arms of countries like Nigeria, the United States of America and other nations of the world. The eagle is the king of the birds because of its purity. It has been confirmed that the eagle has only one mate throughout its lifetime; it does not have the capacity of going for another mate while its original mate still lives.
The lion also does not taste corruption. But if you give a vulture a piece of rotten meat, the more rotten or smelly the meat, the better for it; that is why the vulture is as vulturous as it is without a future.
Beloved, integrity distinguishes people in life; to be different in upright living is to make a difference in life.
Remember this: Integrity distinguishes people in life; to be different in upright living is to make a difference in life.
- Make up your mind to be different from other people by living a life of integrity.
- Do not follow the multitude to do evil.
PRAYER: O Lord, I receive the grace to stand out in uprightness and righteousness. Help me not to follow the multitude to commit sin, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: UNDERSTANDING AND OVERCOMING THE ENEMIES OF DISTINCTION AND EXCELLENCE.
DAILY READING: 2 Kings 6:1 – 7:20, Acts 15:36 – 16:15, Psalm 142:1 – 7, Proverbs 17:24 – 25
AMAZING FACT: Dolphins can overcome sleep deprivation and remain constantly vigilant for days at a time by resting one half of their brain while the other half remains conscious.
QUOTE: To break the bridge means to discard every sinful points of contact. It also means to disconnect from wrong company – people whose association leads you back into iniquity. Disconnect from sinful company. Culled from WHO ARE YOU? by Dr Paul Enenche.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The grace to stand out in life by the power of integrity is released upon you in this season, in Jesus’ Name.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.