SATURDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER, 2018
THEME: UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES
TEXT: 1 CHRONICLES 12:23-32
MEMORY VERSE: ECCLESIASTES 3:1 “To everything, there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven”.
You waste time, you lose everything”. This is a popular maxim. The whole life of mankind and history are controlled by time. Show me anything in this world that is not time-bound? Is it kingdom, regime, administration, government, even the life of man? David might not have committed adultery if he had walked and followed the principle of time usage (2 Samuel 11:1-ff).
Time is of great essence and value. The Bible records of the children of Issachar that they were only two hundred men and, by virtue of their understanding of the times, they were the ones that commanded their brethren. (1 Chronicles 12:32). We are now in the end-time. This is the time that we need to work and walk as wise men and women and not as fools (Ephesians 5:15-18). No doubt, the signs and happenings around us signify this. Time is running out but we need to keep standing with Christ so that we shall not fall victims of the perils of the end-times. (Ephesians 5:1-7). Let us learn from the children of Issachar.
HYMN: EMHB 810 – FATHER, LET THY KINGDOM COME
PRAYER: Gracious Father, I understand that I am living in the end-time. Help me to walk with You till the end of the age. (Amen).