AVOIDABLE BITTER CRY

JUNE 2|WEDNESDAY
BIBLE READING|GENESIS 25:30-34; 27:38

I regret the foolish and very poor choice I made when I accepted a summer vacation offer from one of my University mates to visit the Caribbean Islands,” remarked Anne, a young lady who could not take her final degree examinations as she had a complicated pregnancy that led to the loss of the twins she was to have had. She wept bitterly while recounting her sad experience some two years later.

As a single and pretty young lady, she was attracted to Tim, her mate who had very rich parents, and was generous with gifts, and outings offers to her almost every weekend. As with quite a few young adults, their friendship included sexual immorality, which became fully blown with the resultant pregnancy on their return from the Caribbean during their last summer vacation before their final session in the university.

Our choices, especially, the ones that have the potential to compromise or mortgage our future must be advisedly made. Temporal satisfactions have a strong pull to many of us. Esau was hungry and needed food so badly to
temporarily satisfy his physical need. He momentarily forgot his heritage. Jacob hit him so hard! Esau wept bitterly much later (Gen. 27:38; Heb. 12:17) but it was too late. Anne, the young lady in our story wept bitterly – lost her babies and could not get her degree.

Are there times we lose our guard when very attractive, yet temporal offers are made to us? How can we recognise some of these temporal offers that can make us weep bitterly later in life, and avoid them firmly? (Proverbs 4:23, 26).

PRAYER: Father Lord, would you please help me to guard my heart with all diligence constantly.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR |2 CHRONICLES 17-18 & JOHN 13:1-20

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