THURSDAY, 2ND MAY, 2019.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “IF MOTIVE IS WRONG, EVERYTHING IS WRONG”
ANCHOR TEXT: “He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the Lord, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him”
1 Kings 13:18.
Motives are hidden intentions, conceived and nurtured for execution. Motives are the reasons behind any action. It is one of the silent forces that rule the universe. They are rarely detected. However, God sees through all motives. In government, business, religion, media, education and so forth, there are people who aspire to positions of leadership and influence, motivated by hidden selfish ambitions. In the scripture, there are instances of selfish and murderous intentions being displayed. For instance, in today’s anchor scripture, the old prophet feigned hospitality, and lured that young prophet from Judah into eating and drinking with him, contrary to the instruction God gave him. This same old prophet mocked him when he was told that the young prophet had been mauled by a lion. (more…)