THE POWER OF RELATIONSHIPS (2) - JUDGES 16:1-4, GENESIS 34:1-2

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The devil brings down most people by the wrong relationships he introduced into their lives. The enemy was able to terminate Samson’s purpose because of his relationship with Delilah. Dinah was defiled because of her association with the people of a strange land. Moses was prepared and processed to be the leader of Israel through his relationship with Jethro. The relationships in your life cannot be neutral. They will have either a positive or negative influence on your life and destiny. Here are two important areas of attention to prevent wrong relationships from stopping your destiny:

1. Who is advising you? Where are you receiving counsel from? Jethro was the father figure in the life of Moses, and he advised Moses. Do you have a father figure in your life? Moses could have worn himself out before his destiny manifested, but Jethro advised him and he took the advice. Samson did not accept counsel and he ended less than God planned for him. Truth be told, the person advising you is the one forming you for your purpose. Every husband should be diligent to know the person(s) advising their wives and vice versa.

2. What kind of people do you visit? Dinah forfeited the glory of being the only daughter of the heir of Abraham and Isaac. Think about your friends and those you love to visit. Are they “heirs of the promise” or “disciples of the spirits of the land?” Don’t end up like Dinah or Samson, cut off negative relationships today.

PRAYER: Lord, deliver me from the consequence of wrong advice and wrong associations in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Bible in a year: Nehemiah 12:27-13:31, 1 Corinthians 11:1-16, Psalm 35:1-16, Proverbs 21:17-18