Nehemiah 7:28 The men of Bethazmaveth, forty and two

Azmaveth means “strong as death” or “strong unto death” …It was Solomon who said concerning love …

Son_8:6 Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

God so loved us that He gave His son to die … there is a love that is so strong …it is as death …. There is also a love that causes jealousy and destruction. Choose the love of Christ …this love will remove all bitterness, jealousy and hurts. This love seeks only good and thinks and imagines no evil against another. There are times when we must bear great sacrifices because we love God …there are occasions when we must close certain chapters because we love God. But in God there is a glorious resurrection…there is a tomorrow of hope …there is a glorious eternity.

It is only in God that we can find resurrection … so to die daily to our flesh is not so hopeless a venture. Reflect on the love of God, and let it motivate you to lead and shine for Him in a way and manner that is different …peculiar …like Christ who led His disciples and died only to live forever. When our selfish agenda die, when our fleshly and carnal competitive ways die, then we will see the resurrection of a different kind of leader …God’s chosen instruments to reflect His love to a people who need to experience it.

Verses for further meditation
1 Cor. 13:1-13; 1 John 3:14

Thoughts for Business and the work place
The greatest and strongest motivation for any concept, project or idea is the love of God that manifests in love for others.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, help me to die daily to self and be awake to your will and ways. Amen

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Bode Ososami

Bode Ososami

Bode Ososami retired from a management consulting firm and pastored at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Nigeria for over ten years. In the past, he has published 5 books. His third book " The Majesty of God " was published in December 2010. His fourth work "Perfect Fall Wedding: The Coming of Christ" was released in October 2011. His fifth book , Songs of Joseph, a Bible Devotional, was published in November 2012. He is also the author of "Wealth out of Ashes", a book describing God's plan for our prosperity.

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