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2 Corinthians 2:17 – Sad Day in the Kingdom (May 17)
Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Tuesday. May 17th. The 3rd day of the Hebraic week.
Our verse today is 2 Corinthians 2:17.
Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God.
Back in the day when I lead the music for a small church, I had a lady in the congregation come to me before a service and ask me if I listened to a certain preacher on the radio. I told her I didn’t listen to that broadcast. She encouraged me to listen that week and then gave me 5 possibilities of what that days message was going to be on from our Pastor. Come to find out, she was right. The message for that day was indeed one of those 5 she said. I asked her how she knew. She simply told me to listen to that radio preacher that coming week. So I did.
Long story short, our pastor was getting his messages from the preacher on the radio. Ugh. I was completely let down and even hurt. Shocked even that our pastor wasn’t hearing the voice of God for himself.
Yet, this topic hit a little closer to home for me the other day. I had an individual share with me how a minister is taking my Daily Devotions and using the content in them for messages and FaceBook posts as if it all originated from him. While I was flattered that this guy was using my material, I was suddenly saddened. Saddened that ministers… Ministers… can’t get one on one with the YHWH to hear what the Father is speaking to them to share. Instead, they present what others have heard form YHWH as if it was their direct revelation. All the while they know they received it from someone else.
It’s a sad day in the Kingdom when YHWH’s leaders can’t hear His voice for themselves.
Whether you are a leader or not, make it a point that you focus on hearing YHWH’s voice for yourself.
Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until tomorrow, shalom!