VIRTUE IN YOUR VISION

FRIDAY, MARCH 27 2020

TEXT: GENESIS 11:1-32.
🔑KEY VERSE “And the LORD said, Behold the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do” (GENESIS 11:6)

John Sculley, a former chief executive officer of two blue chip companies in USA once said,

“The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.”

Vision is what keeps a person going. Working without vision is like a labouring without a purpose. It is like travelling without a destination. Vision is the picture you have on your mind or heart that makes you look beyond yourself, abilities, environment and present state.

What the builders of the Tower of Babel sought to achieve through their vision and effort was, at best, self-serving. God’s original command to man after creation was to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth (Genesis 1:28). But contrary to this command, they opted to build a city and tower to reach heaven because they would not want to be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

We need to recognise that they are Satan-inspired visions. These are the kinds that Satan and his cohorts emboss on people’s minds or heart. Such was what the builders of Babel had. There are also self-generated visions, society-imposed visions and Spirit-inspired visions.

Before you run with your vision, it would be wise to check up the source.

Spirit-inspired or God-given visions do not give success or breakthrough alone, they also give peace and joy. The Scripture says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he” (Proverbs 29:18).

Vision without virtue is destructive.

That is what happened to the people who tried to build the Tower of Babel. What kind of vision do you have? Our visions must be in line with God’s purpose for us. For the believer, the right kind of vision is to reach the unsaved and backslidden with the gospel, whether they are adults, youths or children.

✍THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Vision without virtue is destructive.

BIBLE IN A YEAR DEUTERONOMY 25-27.

MEDITATION

“The counsel of the Lord shall stand”

  1. The counsel of the Lord was that man should scatter, multiply and replenish the earth Genesis 1:28.
  2. The counsel of man was to build a city lest they scatter on the earth v4.
  3. With vision, focus, unity and determination, man’s wish, folly and vanity prevailed for some times vv5,6.
  4. Man’s counsel was short lived and stopped and the counsel of the Lord prevailed at last vv8,9.
  5. Don’t be intimidated by what man can do, God’s counsel for your life shall stand.
  6. Don’t waste your time resisting and fighting the counsel of God, you will be the great loser at the end.
  7. The counsel of the Lord is the will of God as written in His word.
    Praise God that the evil, wicked and powerful men of the world will not succeed in changing the counsel of God for your life
    Ask God that the counsel of the Lord will stand in this nation against all the plans of the wicked
    Pray that the counsel of God for allowing the virus will stand.
    Pray against the counsel of the wicked against your destiny, your family, church and nation.

HYMN I know who holds tommorow

  1. I don’t know about tomorrow;
    I just live from day to day.
    I don’t borrow from it’s sunshine
    For it’s skies may turn to grey.
    I don’t worry o’er the future,
    For I know what Jesus said.
    And today I’ll walk beside Him,
    For He knows what is ahead.
    Chorus
    Many things about tomorrow
    I don’t seem to understand
    But I know who holds tomorrow
    And I know who holds my hand.
  2. Every step is getting brighter
    As the golden stairs I climb;
    Every burden’s getting lighter,
    Every cloud is silver-lined.
    There the sun is always shining,
    There no tear will dim the eye;
    At the ending of the rainbow
    Where the mountains touch the sky.
    Chorus
    Many things about tomorrow
    I don’t seem to understand
    But I know who holds tomorrow
    And I know who holds my hand.
  3. I don’t know about tomorrow;
    It may bring me poverty.
    But the one who feeds the sparrow,
    Is the one who stands by me.
    And the path that is my portion
    May be through the flame or flood;
    But His presence goes before me
    And I’m covered with His blood.
    Chorus
    Many things about tomorrow
    I don’t seem to understand
    But I know who holds tomorrow
    And I know who holds my hand.