Seeds of Destiny Devotional — 21 July 2020

Topic: Uprightness – Eliminating The Gravitational Pull Of Iniquity
Uprightness of character eliminates the gravitational pull of iniquity.
SCRIPTURE: For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Romans 3:23 (NLT)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Iniquity has the capacity to pull down. It is a weight that grounds a person.
In our previous studies, we discovered that uprightness of character is a lifter of people. Uprightness makes people dwell in the sphere where God dwells, that is, the high places of the earth (Psalm 15:1-2). It is uprightness of life that lifted Abraham, Joseph and Daniel, and positioned them in the realm of relevance in their generation.
Today, we shall look at another profit of uprightness:
Uprightness of character eliminates the gravitational pull of iniquity.
Iniquity carries a gravitational pull; iniquity is a spiritual gravitational force. Iniquity is a weight. This is why the Scripture admonishes us in Hebrews 12:1 that we should lay aside every weight. Weight is a function of gravity. Iniquity has the capacity to pull people down. It is a weight that grounds a person. Weight is like a heavy stone that can crush a person. When a heavy stone is thrown up, do you expect it to remain up? No. It must land. In the same way, iniquity is a weight that pulls a person down.
Romans 3:23 says, For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. The New Living Translation renders it thus: For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. So, sin makes people fall. This is why it is usually said that when people sin, they fall into; to sin is to fall.
Now, what made Vashti, the queen of the Persian Empire, to fall was sin. She was right up as the first lady of an empire that covered one hundred and twenty provinces, stretching from Ethiopia to India, but she fell by the twin sin of rebellion and arrogance. Her husband, the King, asked her to come and show up her beauty to some royal guests at the King’s banquet, but she refused (Esther 1:10-12). That was how Queen Vashti crashed by the gravitational pull of iniquity.
Iniquity was also responsible for the crash of Lucifer. Isaiah 14:12 says, How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Samson also fell from grace to grass by the gravitational pull of iniquity (Judges 16:20-21). But when you walk in uprightness, that gravitational pull is eliminated.
Beloved, refuse to be pulled down in life by sin. Avoid the lifestyle of iniquity that pulls people down in life.
Remember this: Iniquity has the capacity to pull down. It is a weight that grounds a person.
  1. Make up your mind to avoid the lifestyle of iniquity and compromise.
  2. Ask God for the grace to live uprightly.
PRAYER: Lord, deliver me from evil and every trap of iniquity. I ask for the grace to live uprightly always, Lord in Jesus Name.
DAILY READING: Isaiah 19-21
QUOTE: Iniquity gives the devil access to the life of a person. Culled from “15 STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: The Bible is the first ever printed book in the history of the world. The first ever printed Bible dates back to 1455 and it is known as the Gutenberg Bible.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Grace to live in uprightness is released for you and upon you in Jesus’ Name.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities
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