The Light Daily Devotional – The Cord of Discipline
Focus: The Cord of Discipline
The word for today
The instrument God uses to bind men to His precious plan and purpose in destiny is the cord of discipline. The ordeal of several men in Destiny began when they detached themselves from the cord of discipline!
“Blessed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.” Job 5:17 NIV
Every word of God presented to you is the cord of discipline meant to reveal God’s will to you and shape your life into His divine plan and purpose for you. The temptation you will not but always face is the one that will suggest that you detach yourself from the cord of the discipline of the Lord. It was this cord that prevented Joseph from sleeping with Potiphar’s wife. It also prevented David from killing Saul, Daniel from eating the king’s meat, and the three Hebrews from bowing to the golden image.
Samson removed this cord and became a laughing stock, contrary to God’s plan for his life. This same principle applies to the likes of Gehazi, Achan, Esau, Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and King Saul. When a man binds the cord of discipline of the Lord to himself, he will surely do well even in secret, where no one will be around to question his deeds.
There is a beast in every man who always wants to be free. Each time it wants to manifest, the first target is to remove the cord of discipline. Every attempt to remove the cord of discipleship by misbehaving is an attempt to reject the life God wants to give you. Let the word of God abide in your heart, and submit yourself to obey it and honour God in all you do.
Does the word of God abide in your heart?
Prayer: Lord! Please help me to always yield myself to obeying your word and to be who you want me to be in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Emphasis: You will only be who God wants you to be if you yield yourself to obey God at all costs!
Have an awesome Tuesday!