As learnt yesterday, separation from the source of destiny could be very dangerous. The prodigal son separated himself from his parents, relations and friends. So, when he was falling from the glory of his God upon his family he fell woefully. John the Baptist separated himself from Jesus. This made him lost the memory of the very person he was commissioned to make ways for. He might likely not to be killed when he was killed. This is a great lesson learnt from the parable of the prodigal son. Many are suffering today because they severed themselves from whom or where their destiny is positioned. Today’s devotional is picking more areas the prodigal son missed the track of his destiny.
*He was overwhelmed with sensuality:* The Bible said that after the prodigal son left his country, he journeyed to “a far country and there wasted his possession with prodigal living” (Luke 15: 13 Prophecy Study Bible). New Living Translation Bible puts the ‘prodigal living’ as ‘wild living.’ The young boy was overwhelmed with the much possession he had, and took to excessive enjoyment. He became sensual (lacking in moral restraints). Whoever allows self to be overwhelmed by sensuality can hardly get to the end of the glorious life God set aside for him/her. Anyone who lives in pleasurable life is dead while such lives. The Bible said this: “The one who loves pleasure will become a poor man; whoever loves wine and oil will not get rich” (Prov. 21: 17 ESV). As Christians, we can do ourselves much good if we avoid desire for excessive enjoyment gratifying our flesh.
*He became spiritually destitute:* The young man likely depended on the yearning of the flesh in him and failed to listen to the voice of the Spirit of Wisdom. He was seriously deprived of the inner cool voice on the inside that tells human beings to do good things. While the prodigal son was living very large, he lost out of the voice of good conscience in him. Living without the Spirit of God can result to living in moral, intellectual, emotional and spiritual bankruptcy. Such a person will be seen as alien and stranger to God (Eph. 2: 12). Spiritual destitution really separates one from the Holy Spirit of God who directs all believers into profitable ventures which builds up destiny (fortune) in human beings. Today’s devotional enjoins readers to minimize too much enjoyment of their possessions. Secondly, readers are to always listen to the voice of the Spirit of God before doing things.
Pray and ask God to remove your hearts from the empty enjoyments of this world that has caused many to fall away from God.
Pray and ask Jesus Christ to always connect you with the Holy Spirit who will be guiding you in every aspect of your desires and businesses.