Yesterday’s devotional showed us how one Jonadab gave Amnon his friend and cousin counsel to fake being seriously seek and then begged his father to release his step sister, Tamar to come and attend to him. This, by the evil wisdom of Jonadab was to enable Amnon to rape Tamar. The suggestion sounded very excellent and was excellently carried out but Amnon would soon lose his life. Most often, peer group has beautiful perception for those she wants to destroy. This has been what the world does to Christians who lack in Spiritual wisdom. Let us face the fact! There are lots of sexually spoilt ladies and gents who go to churches to lure innocent people to sexual slave just to cut them from their salvation. These people use everything within their reach to carry out their wicked acts. As Christians, it is mandatory on us to carefully select the companion we keep (1 Cor. 15: 33 – 34). Members of peer group with intension to corrupt one’s good manner always present things to the victims beautifully.
Peer group person on assignment to destroy your good reputation is never in a hurry. Such agent takes every care to follow you so as to lead you to the slaughter house. When a peer group member is lavishing on you love and kindness be watchful and prayerful, asking the Holy Spirit to open to you the hidden plan of the person. There was a woman in the 1990s, who became too close to a Christian lady working in same work place with the woman. The woman made herself a good aunty, good friend and apparently a second mother to this Christian lady. Their good relationship continued till the lady wedded as a virgin in 1995. After a little while, the woman came up with a coded good counsel. She told the lady that she should feel free now to be friending senior citizens amongst oil marketers, force men and high caliber politicians.
The beauty of this counsel the woman presented to the innocent lady was getting much money from the men that will make her comfortable. The woman made the lady to know that this is who she is, and that because her men friends were highly placed in the society, her husband dared not challenge her. She claimed to love this Christian lady and desired she as well become rich and prosperous from selling her body outside her marriage. The Christian young lady employed the Biblical counsel in Prov. 4: 14 – 15 and severe the relationship with the woman. Fellow Christians, the scheme has become sophisticated and juicy these days that many foolish minded Christians have gone into dirty secret living with the devil. Many of the Christians initiated into this bad behaviour console themselves with “it is the order of the day to survive in the bad economy.” But possibilities exist for Christians to come out of the peer group pressures.
HOLY SPIRIT OF JEHOVAH, please do not leave me to my natural wisdom. Guide me, teach me and reveal to me when earthly friends are out to separate me from heaven in the name of Jesus Christ. I pray that Christians in other denominations are guided by you also in this manner in Jesus name.