SPIRITUAL MEAL FOR GROWTH

*SPIRITUAL MEAL FOR GROWTH*

IN HIS PRESENCE DAILY DEVOTIONAL

By: *Apst. Bamidele E.OJO
THURSDAY: 7th Nov. 2019

TOPIC: *BITTER AND DEADLIER THAN DEATH*
TEXT: Proverbs 7:4-27

*MEMORY VERSE:**And I find *more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands:* whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her {Ecclessiastis 7:26}
*MESSAGE:**In as much as every body must answer calls of death, I don’t think there’s any sane or normal person who likes death, or would want to die. As news of child birth is sweet to hear is not the same way news of death is. I have heard many people said life is sweet. That’s true. And that is why even convicted murderers beg for pardon not to be killed when faced with death. Honestly, death is bitter. There is never a time I don’t bind and cancel whatever could make me, or any of my loved ones die prematurely each time I passed mortuaries or caskets sellers. I believe you share the same ideology with me. Even as death is a bitter pill that is hard to swallow, I was shocked and became more scared when God revealed to me through today’s memory scripture that, there is what is bitter and deadlier than death. And that that particular thing is what many are daily falling into it traps. That is nothing but ‘women who snares, lures or seduce men into their immorality traps’. According to today’s memory verse, women who are seductively experts in luring, trapping men down to have sex with them; women whose hands are as bands- that is, women who go extra length to get hold, to grasp and firmly grip men to themselves are descibed to be bitter than death. The expression ‘bitter than death’ is explained better by verse 27th of Proverbs 7, today’s bible text: It says such a woman’s house is the way {port} to hell. Patronizing her is patronizing the chambers of second death {soul’s destruction}. It’s releasing self’ s soul to experience second and everlasting pains and gnashing of teeth inside hell fire {Luke 13:27-28}. In Matthew 16:26, Jesus said “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” A man’s soul facing eternal agony, punishment rather than resting in peace after dying away from the struggling, suffering of this earth is the wages of immorality with opposite sex. The part ‘b’ of the memory verse says the only way any man can make God to be happy with him is to escape the traps of these kind of women in discussion. To really see more mystery to this message topic, endeavor to read the Bible text completely I pray for you, in Jesus name, receive grace to escape from immorality now!
*HAVE A GREAT AND PEACEFUL DAY!*