Today’s Bible Reading
January 29

Old Testament 1
Genesis 36

This scripture is about the generation of Esau.

Old Testament 2
Psalms 9, 10

To the chief Musician upon Muthlabben, A Psalm of David.

Psalms 9 and 10 is the thanksgiving of David after he was delivered from his son Absalom.

Also we learn in this scripture that God is a righteous Judge and He will judge the wicked in the world. No one can hide from Him because He is omnipresent.

God knows every detail in the world because He created it and all things are in his hand.

He will deliver the poor from the rich one that do wickedness for he created both of them and He is not partial (vs 17-18)

[{9:10} And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee]

Furthermore the scripture talks about putting our trust in God because God has a track record of being there for those who seek Him.

As Christians we know the name of Jesus, we believe in Him, and in times of challenges, we shouldn’t panic or look for help where there is none, our first reaction should be trusting God and seeking Him.

How do you seek God?

Through prayer, through studying the bible, through listening to sermons, uplifting your soul with Godly music e.t.c. Everything you do should point towards devotion to God.

New Testament
Matthew 20:17-34

“If you are too big to serve, then you are too small to lead”

Jesus gave the requirement for greatness in clear terms. If you desire to be great then serve. Every great man of God started from service. All the quality you need to be a great leader is embedded in service. When you serve you are humble, you are empathic, you are teachable, and you learn a lot of things.

Jesus laid a good example for us. He served us all, there was a place Jesus even washed the feet of His disciples ( John 13:1-7 )

Also service includes being under the Authority of somebody. Although Jesus was God, He was still under the authority of God and did what pleases God (Phillipians 2:6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.)

[20:31 Then the multitude warned them that they should be quiet; but they cried out all the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David

20:32 So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, What do you want Me to do for you?

20:33 They said to Him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened]

Furthermore, we learn here that we shouldn’t keep quiet with our challenges, we shouldn’t hide them from God either, He already knows. Cry out to God for help, don’t let people silent you.

Your “people'' could be a voice in your head saying you are not worthy of God’s mercy, that’s a lie from the pit of hell. You are worthy of God’s mercy, come boldly to the throne of Grace (Hebrew 4:16).

“People” could be a temporary solution to your problem. Don’t allow the devil deceive you. Cry to God for a permanent solution. He will hear you!

After Jesus heard their cry, He asked, what do you want me to do for you?

they may be blind, but they might as well want something else aside regaining their sight.

Here’s a question for you, if Jesus asked you what do you want me to do for you?

what exactly would you say? Do you even know? will you use that opportunity to ask for material things that don’t matter when you lack spiritual gifts.

Action Point

What have you been silently suffering from? call God today! He is willing and able to help you!


“If you are too big to serve, then you are too small to lead
Don’t allow the devil trick you into settling for a temporary solution, cry unto God for a permanent solution.

Prayer Points

1. Lord give me the Grace to not abuse any position I am.

2. Dear God give me a heart like Jesus, help me to be more like Him.

3. Give me the spirit of humility

4. Help me carry my cross no matter how challenging it may be to please you Lord.

5. Help me trust in you O God

6. What do you want Jesus to do for you? Ask Him and believe He will answer