Spirit & Life Devotional
Tuesday, June 30
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Watch Out For Part 2!!!
2 Samuel 19.18 “Then a ferryboat went across to carry over the king’s household, and to do what he thought good. Now Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king when he had crossed the Jordan.”
When David fled from Absalom, there was a man from the family of the house of Saul, whose name was Shimei. He came out, cursing David continuously. And he threw stones at David and at all the servants of King David. Also Shimei cursed David, saying: “Come out! Come out! You bloodthirsty man, you rogue! The Lord has brought upon you all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned; and the Lord has delivered the kingdom into the hand of Absalom your son. So now you are caught in your own evil, because you are a bloodthirsty man!”
In the mind of Shimei, David was finished! In his mind, there was no way David would recover from his loss! In his mind, David would never be king again! Therefore, he had the audacity to curse the king and throw stones at him!
Here’s what Shimei did not know: that the downfall of a man is not the end of him! Shimei was obviously not a good student of the scriptures, else he would have known that though a righteous man falls seven times, yet he will rise again! Shimei thought it was over for David, he didn’t know that when God is involved, it is never over until we win!
I feel like jumping out of my body right now! I’ve got a good word for someone today, everyone who mocked you will come and prostrate before you! Everyone who rejected you, ostracized you, wrote you off, and belittled you, they will all join others to celebrate you! In the name of Jesus! I tell you, it won’t be long, your star will so shine, it will be like a dream, even your classmates and colleagues will be bewildered! The Part 1 may not have ended in your favour, but watch out for Part 2!!!
What a message to end the first half of the year! It’s indeed being a year of achievements! Hallelujah!!!