Daily Devotional

No Sudden Disaster

When the viper fastened itself around the hand of Paul, the barbarians expected that he should have become swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly. They expected sudden disaster to happen to Paul. They expected the

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Shake It Off

In our Focal Scripture, Paul shook off the beast that was on his hand, and he felt no harm. That beast, a viper, had fastened itself on Paul’s hand, apparently preparing to cause him harm;

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Don’t Judge Me Yet

When the barbarians saw the beast that hung on Paul’s hand, they immediately assumed that Paul was a murderer who was being chased by vengeance. Because of what was essentially a misfortune, the barbarians judged

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Discern The Vipers

In our Focal Scripture, as Paul took the sticks he fetched to the fire, a viper came forth from the heat and fastened on his hands. Paul would have thought that all he had were

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Tune Up The Fire

It is instructive to observe that when Paul gathered the sticks wherein the viper was hidden, he took the sticks closer to the fire. The fire apparently made the viper so uncomfortable that it had

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No Harm

As Paul gathered wood, he laid them on the fire, and suddenly, a viper came forth from the fire and fastened on his hand. So as he gathered sticks, he actually picked up a viper

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It Won’t Be Affected

Our Focal Scripture speaks of how Paul gathered a bundle of sticks to add to the fire. It was raining at that moment, and ordinarily, one would have expected any wood around to be affected

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Grow Up

When Paul came to Melita, the barbarous people showed him kindness and kindled a fire because of the rain and the cold. They made Paul comfortable and created a conducive environment to help him deal

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Kind Men

Our Focal Scripture speaks of how the barbarous people showed kindness to Paul and his fellow prisoners. The soldiers had considered killing Paul when they suffered a shipwreck. Paul and his fellow prisoners were already

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You Will Be Favoured

Our Focal Scripture speaks of how Paul and the other prisoners got to Melita where the barbarous people showed them great kindness. Melita means ‘honey’ as is symbolic of ‘sweetness’; the barbarous people showed them

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Grow Your Knowledge

When Paul and other prisoners escaped from the sea and the storm, they knew that the Island was called Melita. Paul and his fellow prisoners were able to figure out where they were because they

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Your Sweetness Has Begun

When Paul and his fellow prisoners escaped to shore, they found that they were at the Island of Melita. The word ‘Melita’ means ‘honey’; it is symbolic of sweetness. So Paul and the other prisoners

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You Have Options

When the ship that ferried Paul and the other prisoners broke into pieces in the midst of the sea, the centurion encouraged those who could swim to get into the water. Some eventually held on

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You Will Get There

As Paul and his fellow prisoners journeyed in the sea, the ship that carried them faced a storm in the midst of the sea, and was scattered. The vessel that carried Paul and his fellows

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Divine Connections

It is remarkably noteworthy that the Centurion in our Focal Scripture showed willingness to save Saul, and in the process, he gave the freedom for everyone to swim to shore. Because of a desire to

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The Captain Speaks

When the soldiers took counsel against Paul and the other prisoners, the centurion kept them from carrying out their wicked plan. They had their bad assessment, they wanted to make Paul and the other prisoners

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Not Their Victim

Our Focal Scripture tells the tale of a disaster that took place in the midst of the sea, involving Paul and other prisoners who were guarded by soldiers. The ship that Paul sailed in, broke

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The Walls Are Falling

As we draw the curtain on our meditations on Joshua and the conquest of Jericho, one matter remains outstanding: the walls of Jericho fell, and the people went into the city and took the city.

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Divinely Secured

On the pathway to the conquest of Jericho, God told Joshua to command the seven priests to bear rams’ horns before the Ark. So the Ark of the Covenant was part of the journey to

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God’s Presence

On the pathway to the conquest of Jericho, God told Joshua to command the seven priests to bear rams’ horns before the Ark. So the Ark of the Covenant was part of the journey to

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You Will Celebrate

The seven priests that were to move in the company of men that compassed Jericho for seven days had trumpets of rams’ horns. In bible times, trumpets were symbolic of celebration. When trumpets of rams’

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Run With The Word

In our Focal Scripture, God reeled out the process by which the children of Israel would possess Jericho. God spoke about the priests that would go before the Ark with seven trumpets of rams’ horns.

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Be Battle Ready

In our Focal Scripture, God commanded Joshua to get the men of war to compass the city of Jericho. The journey towards the possession of Jericho needed men of war. The journey of the expansion

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Keep Moving

Our Focal Scripture reveals one of the instructions that God gave Joshua as he led his men to take over Jericho. God commanded Joshua to take the men of war and compass the city of

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There Is More

When God spoke about giving Jericho into the hands of Joshua, He also spoke about giving the king and mighty men of valour to Joshua. So the gift of Jericho had other gifts locked up

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You Will Bear Rule

God did not only speak of how He had given Jericho into the hands of Joshua; He also spoke about the king of Jericho and the mighty men of valour. So what looked like a

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No Negativity

In our Focal Scripture, God made mention of the fact that He had given Jericho into the hands of Joshua. God also spoke of the king and mighty men of Jericho who were part of

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Divinely Gifted.

In our Focal Scripture, God proclaimed that He had given Jericho into the hands of Joshua. The word ‘give’ is the root word for the word ‘gift’; so God was simply saying that He had

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Move Towards The Promise

In our Focal Scripture, God announced that He had given Jericho into the hands of Joshua and the children of Israel. God did not begin by speaking about how to dismantle the walls but He

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The Walls Are Falling

When Jericho was shut up, no one could go in and no one could come out. Status quo was maintained in Jericho. Whoever was outside remained outside; whoever was inside remained inside; Jericho was meant

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