Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Friday, May 7, 2021


Text: “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” – Hebrews 13:5, 6.

Comment: Today, the allurements to sin are greater than ever. The need for Christians to acquire and grow in the knowledge of God in order to keep their head high above waters is now more urgent than ever before.  The level of moral decadence in the world is cause for great concern to godly-minded people. The universities which are set up to groom responsible leaders for the nation, are now the hot bed for all sorts of vices, including cultism, prostitution, examination malpractices, wild or crazy way of dressing and so on.  No worshipper of God should be tempted to do evil in order to escape hard situations, perhaps because others are doing it.  (1 Corinthians 15:34; Proverbs 1:10) We should be contented with what we have and God will continue to help us by His grace.  True Christians will however overcome odds they face because of their faith, which enables them to move mountains. (Matthew 21:21, 22; Hebrews 11:6) They are contented with what they have. (1 Timothy 6:8; Philippians 4:11) They work hard and are thankful to God for His provisions. (1 Thessalonians 5:18; Proverbs 6:6-11) They are ready to proclaim the truth to others. (1 Peter 3:15) They are moderate in their spending habits and life style. (Philippians 4:5) They have no fear of the future. – Hebrews 11:6; Psalm 37:25.