The Greatness of the Goat

Nehemiah 7:58 The children of Jaala, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel,

The name Jaala suggests a Mountain Goat. Darkan means a carrier and Giddel means great. All three point to our scape goat – Christ, the great Saviour who carried our burdens. It can reminds us of the goat a metaphor for obstinacy and rebellion – which can manifest in a strength and greatness, similar to Herod the great. As leaders we must be cautious not to receive the greatness and strength of the demonic realm. There are many accomplished and famous men and women who the world will call great, but they are ambassadors of the devil on the earth. They recruit and tempt many with seductions of wealth, power and opportunity and God must strengthen us to remain on the path of salvation and not fall into their traps.

Christ was offered greatness early in His ministry but He replied by rejecting satan and all his gifts. You will have to do the same. Greatness will be presented to you sometimes from the chambers of darkness and you must decline.

Mat 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

Verses for further meditation
Genesis 6:5 ; Ephesians 1:19

Thoughts for Business and the work place
There is a greatness that is instant, short lived and dangerous … Leaders shun it.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, help not to lose my salvation. Amen

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