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14/07/2023 - 15/07/2023 All day

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8).

No parent can claim that his relation with his child was a straight path without hiccups. In almost every relation there often happens estranged moments particularly where the child goes astray and the parent has to reprimand against whatever denials or pleas of innocence. However, the relation would survive such strain because of love. Love ensures the bond survives the friction.

Likewise, in the relation every believer has with God, there can be moments of strain. But what sustains our relation with God is love.  “We love because he first loved us (1 John 4:19). One long married couple once observed where there is lack of love a car parked wrongly can be the cause of a storm. However, with love, where an item is misplaced, it can only bring the couple together.

It is through love that whatever is causing dissension can be dispelled. Love is the bridge to any misunderstanding. The conflicts that we see around the world spilling into wars of great proportion and havoc are caused because of the absence of love. Yes, certainly few would argue the world needs more of love than hate. And so, are many of our personal relationships.

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, for all the hurt  that we see in the world, today I pray that you teach us to love one another, just as you did by laying down your life for us, and with that love help us find what is more common than what divides us, so that we are one, as is your desire, this I pray in Jesus’s name!

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    “Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation. Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked” (Psalm 43:1)

    To be vindicated is to be cleared of blame or suspicion. Someone is vindicated when he is eventually proved right or justified. In his reign as King of Israel, David was not short of enemies. One was his very son Absalom who divided his people and mounted a coup that threw him off the throne. After Absalom had raised enough support, “a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom.” So David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, “Arise, and let us flee, or we shall not escape from Absalom..” (1 Samuel 15:13-14).

    Pushed out of power, David longed to be vindicated. His situation is no different from any person who has been mistreated, done poorly and cast out of a position for apparently no fault of his. So often one comes across innocent public servants who have been put on katebe, the local speak for being made redundant. Intrigues being part of life there is never a day that passes without someone somewhere conspiring and scheming against a blameless person. False rumors are spread and before long one is forced out of his job.

    Where do you turn when your enemies are having you for a field day? Quite obvious there are those who give in to bitterness and use the evil ways their enemies exceled in to launch a counter attack. If their enemies bribed their way to power, so they do. If they spread malice, so they embrace. If they sought out occult powers, they arm themselves with these.

    Pushed out of power, David, rather sought the Almighty God. He went “to the top of the mountain, where he worshiped God” ( 2 Samuel 15:32). He prayed that his enemy Absalom would fall pray to his evil devices through foolish counsel, causing him confusion. The Lord answered David’s prayer and his army went to battle with Absalom and defeated him, leading to his death at the hand of David’s General Joab (2 Samuel 18).

    Today, should you be grappling with a situation where you feel done wrong, do not let your enemies have the better part of you, but turn to God, who will vindicate you. “For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants” (Psalm 135:14).

    Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I pray for you to vindicate me in all my affairs, where I have been falsely accused, done poorly, and that glory may go to you, this I pray in Jesus’ name!