MFM Daily Devotional 19 February 2024

TOPIC: Enemies of The Family – Selfishness

FIRE SCRIPTURE: James 2:15-16 
15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

“But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?”
1 John 3:17

Be an angel both at home and in the street.

PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: Every spirit of family destruction assigned against your family shall die, in the name of Jesus.

PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs as the Holy Spirit leads you.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 31, Numbers 32, Numbers 33, 1 Corinthians 15, 1 Corinthians 16, 2 Corinthians 1

MFM Daily Devotional 19 February 2024 MESSAGE

Genesis 4: 9 says, “And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper.” The Almighty God asked Cain a question, which ordinarily should not cause any stir. But because he was guilty, the question rattled him and his answer aptly describes our topic for today – selfishness. The selfishness of Cain led him to murder his brother. God asked him, Where is your brother? And he answered, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

A major essence of family life is caring for one another. The answer Cain showed the height of his irresponsibility towards his brother. Hence, it was easy for him to kill Abel. Unfortunately, this is the attitude of many towards their relatives. They don’t care what happens to their siblings, parents, cousins, nephews nieces etc. They cannot be bothered by how others are faring as long as they are doing well.

READ Prayer Points On Open Heavens 19 February 2024

God is not happy with this kind of attitude of selfishness. 1 John 3:15-18 puts it succinctly: “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”

When I considered the words of a certain writer which goes thus: “Selfishness turns away its face from the sorrows, shame, and failures of others. But love dares to look at the head bowed with grief and the face paled with suffering,” I concluded that indeed selfishness should have no place amongst Christian families and homes.

Galatians 6: 2 urges us to bear one another’s burden, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Also, God’s counsel in Philippians 2:3-4 is instructive and we should all heed it to make love, unity, peace and progress to reign in our families, “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not for his interests, but also the interests of others.”

MFM Daily 19 February 2024 Prayer Points

1. Every power assigned to destroy my family, die, in the name of Jesus.
2. Selfishness shall have no place in my family, in the name of Jesus.
3. O Lord, preserve my family by Your mercy, in the name of Jesus.

4. Every appearance of evil in my family, die, in the name of Jesus.
5. Let the love of God reign in my family, in the name of Jesus.
6. Let every evil manipulation against my family scatter by fire, in the name of Jesus.
7. The power of pollution in my family, die, in the name of Jesus.