Sacrifice to Secure your Existence

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Month Theme: Spiritual Warfare and the Jubilee

Topic: Sacrifice to Secure your Existence

Scripture Reading: Genesis 32:3-23

Main Text:
Genesis 32:24
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

Jacob endured physical pain to release his family from the disgraceful pain of failure and elimination. In his wrestling with the angel of the Lord, he won divine approval for the preservation of his race. He wrestled alone for all of them to benefit. Everybody has a kind of family even if it is not a biological one. Your family is the people for whom you have a responsibility and to whom you are accountable. Your destiny is tied up with theirs. We must execute God’s agenda for our families.

Single people must decide to marry when it is time, except for those who have the gift of celibacy. You cannot postpone marriage indefinitely though premature marriage has disastrous consequences. Make up your mind and marry. You cannot have all the sisters as your wives, so make your choice through the guidance of God. Marriage comes in here because it is so crucial to your future. The Bible talks about rejoicing with the wife of your youth (Proverbs 5:28). I guess marriage is better and more enjoyable when you enter young.

Likewise a sister can marry only one man and he may not be perfect. You will by all means have to ignore certain things in the life of the man you settle for. We must make the choice of our life partners and undertake the journey of destiny with our families. God has worked them into our assignment in this life. No two families exist for the same purpose. Discover God’s mission for your family and pursue it.

Prayer: Pray for the endurance to fight your way out of failure and elimination.

Recommended Reading:
“The Jubilee” by Eastwood Anaba
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