|Author: Emode Victor|
Topic: Forward Ever and Backward Never [29/11/16]
But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward. Jeremiah 7:24. Read: Deut. 28:1-14
In life, virtually everyone wants to make progress in all their endeavours, no one in his/her right senses desires or enjoys stagnation. We want to move forward continuously. But when you take statistics of those that desire progress, you will find out that not all actually progress, rather, while some are retardated others are stagnated. Few actually make progress as desired. Forward ever and backward never is a popular saying among us, but many disregard the principle that would actually activate that saying, therefore, they experience the latter. Many Christians are quick to claim the promises of God over their lives, yet break God's law. You cannot be breaking God's law and be claiming His blessings, it can't work. Amos 3:3
One of the ways to go forward ever is to hearken to the voice and the Word of God. You can only be the head and not the tail, you can only lend to nations and not borrow and you can only be above and not beneath when you hearken diligently unto the voice of God. God told Moses, tell the people to go forward and when they did, the Red Sea parted. Ex 14:15. But the Israelite would not obey God, instead of going forward, they went backward. Jer 7:24.
* Father, the grace to obey your commandments in order to go forward grant unto me in Jesus name