The Light Daily Devotional – Allow Your Ishmael to Die

The Light Daily Devotional – Allow Your Ishmael to Die

Focus: Allow Your Ishmael to Die


Every Ishmael still standing is evil in waiting. When God offers help to deal with it for you, don’t hinder Him. Allow God to help you to correct your mistakes and shortcomings in every aspect of life!

Scriptural Reference

“And Abraham said to God, “Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!”. Then God said: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him.” Genesis 17:18-19 NKJV

When Abraham accepted an offer to have an alternative to God’s promises for his life, what he got was Ishmael. The best you can get from every offer presented as an alternative to God’s original offer is Ishmael. As far as God is concerned Ishmael must die. But Abraham pleaded that Ishmael should live. With this action; the entire world is yet to recover.

Allow God to kill your Ishmael before it creates an unresolvable issue in your life. He is an omniscient God who knows the end from the beginning. Ishmael represents every work of the flesh in the life of a man. The verdict of God over every work of the flesh is that it must die.

When the Lord confronts you with issues that have to deal with your foundation do not hesitate to admit your shortcomings and submit to God’s will by absolute repentance. This is because there is nothing the righteous will do over a faulty foundation. Give no room for excuses allow God to correct your mistakes.

+ Do you cooperate with God to help your life?

Lord! Teach me to pattern my ways according to your will and allow You to shape my life in line with Your purpose in Jesus’ name. Amen!

Emphasis: Your life will only be free from error if you allow God to correct your mistake!

Have an Impressive Wednesday!

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