• Israel Ekundayo

HASTE IS WASTE

*WISDOM FOR TODAY.* *HASTE IS WASTE*. *Scripture Treasure.* Gen 16:2 ► *And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.* *Insight and Highlight.* In your waiting time,, do not compromise your stand on God's time. *Scripture Commentaries.* Abram accepted to do what Sarai requested from him. What they expected to achieve was less than desirable to the will of God for them. Though Ishmael was born to Abraham, the ensuring tumults, resentments, hostilities between the seed of Ishmael and Issac tell us "haste is waste". What the couple did remains an example of helping God to fulfil a plan only God can fulfil. When you decide to do something outside God's plan for your life, you will create problems for yourself and maybe, others also. One deficiency of the patriarchs, Abraham and Jacob was compromise. Noah was not spared. Undue pressure is a dangerous influence capable of reducing a person to destruction. Abraham was subjected to undue pressure by Sarai, so was the pressure of the older daughter of Noah over the younger to commit incest with their father, Gen 19:31 ► *And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:* So also Rachael prevailed over Jacob to go in unto her maidservant, Bilhah, Gen 30:3-4. Haste may give you satisfaction or gain but it is only temporal. At the end there will be more to lose than gained, Prov 28:20. *Remorse corner.* The flesh as long as it remains uncontrolled will be carnal and indebted to sin. *Call to Word action.* Proverbs 19:2 ► *Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.* *The Christian clarion duty.* Do not yield to undue pressure. It will unduly press you down. *Prayer* Lord, help me to remain patient enough to inherit your promises for my life. Do not let me be in a haste to waste away your promises for my life in Jesus name . Good morning all and have a blessed day. God bless you.

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