STAYING ON THE RIGHT SIDE

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.
FRIDAY JANUARY 15 2016.

THEME : THE RIGHT SIDE

MEMORISE : “And Moses stood in the
gate of the camp, and said who is on
the Lord’s side? Let him come unto
me. And all the sons of Levi gathered
themselves together unto him.”
EXODUS 32 : 36.

READ : JOHN 21 : 1 – 6

1 After these things Jesus shewed
himself again to the disciples at the
sea of Tiberias; and on this wise
shewed he himself.
2 There were together Simon Peter,
and Thomas called Didymus, and
Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the
sons of Zebedee, and two other of his
disciples.
3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go
fishing. They say unto him, we also go
with thee. They went forth, and
entered into a ship immediately; and
that night they caught nothing.
4 But when the morning was now
come, Jesus stood on the shore: but
the disciples knew not that it was
Jesus
5 Then Jesus saith unto them,
Children, have ye any meat? They
answered him, No.
6 And He said unto them, Cast the net
on the right side of the ship, and ye
shall find. They cast therefore, and
now they were not able to draw it for
the multitude of fishes.”

Being on the wrong side of life is very
dangerous. Many things go wrong
when you are not in the right place.
My prayer for someone using this
devotional is that you will never be on
the wrong side of life in Jesus’ name.
And if you are on the wrong side
already, may the Lord move you to
the right side of life in Jesus’ name.
In the Bible reading for today, we
read about the disciples’ encounter
with the resurrected Jesus at the sea
of Tiberias. They toiled throughout
the night and caught nothing. When
Jesus came to them, they did not
recognize Him. Jesus teased them and
asked “Children, have ye any meat?”
The answer was obviously negative.
When you are not where you should
be, you are on the wrong side and
this can bring untold sorrow and lack.
The compassionate Jesus then issued
a directive that they should throw
their net on the “right side” of the
ship for a catch. Amazingly, they
caught a multitude of fishes.
One lesson we must learn from this
story is that every child of God must
find out which is the right side to be.
In Genesis, we read about the wrong
side Lot went to when he separated
himself from Abraham.

“And Lot lifted his eyes, and beheld
all the plain of Jordan, that it was well
watered every where, before the Lord
destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,
even as the garden of the Lord, like
that land of Egypt, as thou comest
unto Zoar. Then Lot chose him all the
plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed
east: and they separated themselves
the one from the other.” Genesis 13 :
10 – 11.

Lot greedily chose the land that
seemed good for his flock without
considering his elder uncle who gave
him the option to choose first.
Unfortunately, it was the wrong side;
it was a place that was marked for
destruction after lot had become
“successful”, the iniquity of the land
brought total destruction upon it and
Lot took nothing out of the land. As a
matter of fact, he lost his wife in the
land.
“Then the Lord rained upon Sodom
and upon Gomorrah brimstone and
fire from the lord out of heaven; And
he overthrew those cities and all the
plain, and all the inhabitants of the
cities, and that which grew upon the
ground. But his wife looked back from
behind, and she became a pillar of
salt.” Genesis 19 : 24 – 26.

Beloved, the side of the Lord is the
right side. Jesus said: “come unto me,
all ye that labour and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest.”

Come to the Lord’s side today if you
are yet to answer His call. Repent and
accept Him as your Lord and Saviour.
He will prosper you and give you all-
round rest as He has promised.

PRAYER POINT :
Father, please take me away from the
wrong side of life and bring me to the
right side.

AUTHOR : PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE.

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