Devotional Guide, Today’s Message – Saturday, December 29, 2018

Theme: GREED

Text: “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! “ – Isaiah 14:12.

Comment: The name Lucifer means, Light-bringer, or Light-bearer. It is the Latin name for morning-star, or “son of the morning”. Bible understanding shows that Lucifer was one of the Morning Stars created by God. (Job 38:7) The record of Ezekiel the prophet refers to him as “the anointed cherub that covereth”, or “covering cherub”, depicting his assigned role of guarding people here on earth and directing them to the worship of the Almighty. (Ezekiel 28:14,16) His downfall was due to greed. He was given a lot; he wanted much more. “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”  He had been given high privileges, yet he wanted more, even the honour of being worshipped, that of taking the position of the Most High.”

Consequently, sentence was passed on him that he would “be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, “Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?” – Isaiah 14:12-17.