Daily Devotional

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Don’t Go Their Way

3rd December 2020

Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 6: 8-23

Focus

“And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down.” (2 Kings 6: 9)

When the King of Syria plotted against the children of Israel, Elisha instructed the king of Israel not to pass the places where the Syrians laid ambush. There was a pathway that the enemies had earmarked for themselves, and Elisha warned the King of Israel to stay away from there. There was a pathway that the enemies of God’s people had set aside, to destroy God’s people, and Elisha warned the King of Israel not to go by that way.

Friend, if you will not be extinguished by the enemy, beware that you do not go through the way of the enemy. When you do what the enemy would do, you are going through the way of the enemy. When you embrace falsehood, you are embracing the way of the enemy. When you open the doors of your life to sin, you are passing by the way of the enemy. When you walk in ungodliness, you are walking by the way of the enemy.

Did you realize that the enemies of Israel actually laid an ambush for Israel in their way? So the way of the enemy was a pathway for the destruction of Israel. When the enemy is enticing you to walk in his way, he is simply inviting you to your own destruction. When the enemy pushes you to go against the will of God, he is simply positioning you for your own downfall. When you embrace ungodliness, you are embracing your extinction.

The conspiracy of the King of Syria against Israel could not come to pass because the King of Israel and his people stayed away from the path of the enemy. The enemy cannot reduce you or extinguish your destiny if you stay away from his path. The power of hell cannot find an entrance into your life if you give no room for the enemy to enter in. The powers of darkness cannot prevail if you refuse to walk the path of powerless Christianity.

Don’t be counted amongst them that walked into their own destruction. Don’t walk the path of the enemy.

Declaration

I will not walk in the path of the enemy, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” (Psalm 1: 1)

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