Archive | January 18, 2015

Preparing to Cleave Daily: Day 18

Curses
Scripture Passages: Numbers 14:18; Exodus 20:5
Apart from the curses that come from parents, as seen in the last two days, there is also the curse that comes from God, this is also known as the curse of the law. This curse comes when people serve graven images or other gods. God is a jealous God and when a person serves other gods, the curse does not only come upon them, it comes upon their children to the fourth generation. Therefore, if the parents, grandparents or great-grandparents of your spouse-to-be was or is involved in idolatry, there are generational curses in that family that must be broken before you say, “I do”.
Prayer: Father, open my eyes to see any curse that may be in my life or in the life of my spouse to be.

Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 18

Scripture Passage: Genesis 26:6-11
The People Become Like the Leader
The people will become like the leader. Isaac lied that his wife was his sister; interestingly, his father, Abraham had also told a similar lie prior to the birth of Isaac and although there is no evidence to show that Isaac was aware of this wrong action of his father, he did the exact same thing.
Whatever a leader does, whether it is known to his followers or not, he can be sure that someday they will repeat his actions because the people do become like the leader.
Prayer: Father, give me grace to be a good example to those I lead.