SCRIPTURE READING: 1 SAMUEL 17: 1-53

FOCUS: “17. And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched corn, and these ten loaves, and run to the camp to thy brethren; 18. And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.” (1 Samuel 17: 17-18)

MEMORY VERSE: “Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.” (John 15: 2)

Our Focal Scripture speaks of when David’s father arranged for different meals to be taken to his brothers in the battlefield. He also arranged for some food to be taken to their captain. David’s father went as far as asking for their next meal order. These brothers of David were being fed in the battlefield, but none of them could decimate Goliath. They were being fed but they produced no results. They were consuming without production.

Friend, it is an error to be consuming without producing. It is an error to be receiving what should help you to produce results, yet not producing results. It is an error to be consuming God’s word without bringing forth the results that should come therefrom. It is an error to receive divine capacitation without producing evidence of what God put in you. It is an error to have ideas, capacity, competence, etc. and not use same to make a difference.

David’s brothers ate food that should energize them to defeat Goliath, but it made no difference. May it never be said concerning you that you were taking in what ought to move you forward, yet you were not moving forward. May it never be said that you got resources for impact, yet you made no impact. May it never be said that you made major prayers that should move you forward, yet you failed to move forward.

David’s brothers ate food for weeks, in the battlefield, they got energized, but it was all in vain. Their capacitation was in vain. They consumed resources in vain. I pray for you: your efforts will not be in vain. Your prayers will not be in vain. Your consecration will not be in vain. Your competence will not be in vain. Your abilities will not be in vain. Your opportunities will not be in vain. Whatever should move you forward will not be in vain.

You were not designed to consume without producing. You were not designed to make efforts without results. As surely as the Lord lives, every resource of heaven in your life will lead to mega results.

FURTHER READING: JOHN 15

DECLARATION:

  • My efforts will not be fruitless; whatever God has put in me will yield results, in Jesus’ name!
Categories: Devotionals

Daily Devotional by Jerry Eze
07/23/2024

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