In Part 1 of this session, we discussed a few people in the bible who plotted evil against others, especially against the people of God and we saw that none of them had a good ending.
What opportunity are you seeking? Are you seeking to do good or to do evil? Let’s see some people in the bible who sought an opportunity to do good and the outcome of their good deeds:
- Mordecai: He sought opportunity to expose the king’s enemies. Esther 6:1-3 and 10:3
- Outcome: He was greatly rewarded with a promotion as the second in rank to King Xerxes.
- David: As King Saul was seeking opportunity to kill David, David in return was seeking opportunity to do him good. 1 Samuel 24:4-12
- Outcome: David became king and Saul died by committing suicide.
- C. Stephen: During the time of Stephen, the people around him sought for opportunity to kill him. Although they succeeded in killing by stoning him, Stephen used the little opportunity left before his death to pray for his enemies, including Saul of Tarsus.
- Outcome: His prayer saved Saul, later known as Apostle Paul, who later wrote almost all the books in the New Testament.
Do you use your own opportunity to do good or evil? Let us learn from those examples quoted above and use every opportunity to do good to yourself and to others.
Use every opportunity to pray, study the word of God, evangelize by winning souls for Christ. May the Lord help us!
Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ our Lord for using the opportunity you have to die for us, to clean us up, to purge us and to save us. We appreciate you Lord. We ask that you help us to do the same for you in return in Jesus Christ Name we have prayed. Amen