THEME: Catalyst for Peace
PASSAGE: Psalm 119:161–176
HYMN: MHB 310 -WHEN quiet in my house I sit
MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 119: 165 “Great peace have they who love Your law, and nothing can make them stumble.”
Catalyst is a substance that makes a chemical reaction happen faster without being changed itself. The Word of God is the catalyst for every change that happens in the life of man and systems of the world. The change which everyone craves for is peace which is the bedrock of progress. The Word of God is what can give this peace and still remain intact.
The anonymous Psalmist experienced persecution from rulers without any just cause. As it was then, so it is happening in the contemporary world. Ungodly leaders persecute the citizens, especially those who are godly and speak the truth because their deeds are evil. The Psalmist uses the Word of God as an instrument which offered him peace.
Since the Biblical era, corruption has been a hindrance to socio-political development and economic boom in our nation and the spiritual growth of the Church. It hinders peace among different ethnic groups and religions. It is the basis for oppression and suppression. The catalyst against it is for the leaders to allow the Word of God to guide their heart as they make policies for economic growth and decisions for Church growth.
In the face of persecution in the office, market, learning institutions, the community, among friends, what will keep your mind at peace is the Word of God. It is necessary you memorize it, quote it and claim the promises of God in it for yourself. It changes situations without itself changing. It bears the same attribute with God who is the “Unchanging changer”. But know that the Word, as a catalyst, works for only the person who accepts Jesus Christ as his/her personal Lord and Saviour.
Then your life will have meaning and you will begin to shine like the bright stars of a cloudless night.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, let the power of Your Word work uncommon miracles in my life, family and business in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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