Saturday, March 9, 2019

Staying Sanctified

Get the Audio Version: bit.ly/audio1937


Haggai 2:12-13 (NET)
If someone carries holy meat in a fold of his garment and that fold touches bread, a boiled dish, wine, olive oil, or any other food, will that item become holy?’” The priests answered, “It will not.”
Then Haggai asked, “If a person who is ritually unclean because of touching a dead body comes in contact with one of these items, will it become unclean?” The priests answered, “It will be unclean.”



Jide wondered why each time he spent time with his old friends (who were unbelievers), he came back spiritually weaker and was more susceptible to spiritual attacks and falling into temptations.

He always assumed that his contact with unbelievers should help further sanctify them, and not the other way round. But his experience made him realize that his assumption was wrong.


Today's Bible verses reveal a very profound but fundamental spiritual principle. Here the Lord told Prophet Haggai to ask the priests if contact with a Holy thing made other things holy. The answer was no. But it was revealed that contact with defiled things make undefiled things become defiled. This is a principle that God’s people in the time of Haggai needed to remember, and it is a principle God’s people need to remember today.

Mixing clean clothes and dirty ones don't make dirty clothes clean, it would only dirty clean clothes.

Go into today remembering that you are not to be unequally yoked together with unbelievers (see 2 Cor 6:14, James 4:4). This does not mean you are not to talk to them, be helpful to them or work with them. This means you are not to make unbelievers your close friends and confidants with who you share matters of your heart.

Prayer: Lord, help me to live a sanctified life. Amen.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi.

Not yet saved? Click here: streamglobe.org/33
Bible in one year: Psalms 21-23

Streamglobe is interdenominational. Kindly share this Devotional with your contacts and let's bless lives together.

To start getting Streamglobe Devotional Text & Audio early every day, send a WhatsApp message to +2348079816967 or join our WhatsApp group by following this link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/EJWywFxcri6I6wxxKRN5er

Join our Telegram group: streamglobe.org/join


No comments:

Post a Comment

add your contributions or questions here

Don’t Deceive Yourself

Download Audio Version:☞  http://bit.ly/audio1945 James 1:22 (KJV) But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving y...