One Minute Pleasure [1]

Saturday 14th December 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- 2 Timothy 4:1-18
Topic:- One Minute Pleasure [1]
Text:- 2 Timothy 4:10
Mrs. Jonah sat in the Principal’s office crying her eyes out and pleading for mercy. She repeatedly pleaded with the Principal to give her son, Gabriel Jonah, another chance. But the Principal was not ready to bulge.
The Principal calmly said, “Mrs. Jonah, there is absolutely nothing I can do in this case. I wish I could help you, but unfortunately it is beyond my capacity to do anything about it.”
It was a tough decision for the management but after examining the case critically, both the members of the Academic Board and the Disciplinary Committee unanimously agreed that justice has to take its due course irrespective of the person involved.
Every Staff of this School, including my humble self, attests to the fact that Gabriel has been a good boy from the time he entered into this school till now. But that notwithstanding, Examination malpractice is one of the things this School has zero tolerance for.
It grieves me to see you weeping this way, but my hands are tied. It may also be in your best interest and that of your boy that he be made to serve this penalty. May be that would help him to learn some vital lessons against future life events. He is only going to miss one academic session, which means he will have to repeat SS 2.
Mrs. Jonah turned to her son who all the while buried his face in shame and leaning against the wall in the Principal’s office weeping uncontrollably and asked, “Gabriel tell me under God what made you to do it”.
Gabriel, “Mummy it was the work of the devil. I thought I was being smart. When you gave me the food you brought from home during the last visiting day, you told me that I should be smart so that I would not be caught. And I actually finished eating the food you brought without being caught.
I remembered your advice, “be smart when you want to do such things so that you will not be caught.” On Monday I felt I could apply the same principle to my exams since I was not fully prepared for the paper. I wanted to be smart to help myself. I didn’t know Mr. Bonny was standing at the Window. Mummy, I have never done this before. But I thought I could be smart.”
Prostrating full length on the floor he moaned bitterly, “Oh my God! Please ma, help me! I am done for! I have learned my lessons; I will never do it again”. Sob sob…..
Note: the School Gabriel was attending is a Boarding School, and Parents are not allowed to bring cooked food to their wards during visiting day. Only snacks are allowed. But many Parents usually disobey this rule; such Parents would conceal the cooked food and, through any possible means, sneak it into the School for their children.
On this particular occasion Mrs. Jonah gave the food to her son and counseled him to be “smart when doing such things to avoid being caught by the authorities”. I hope you can pick the bits of the story now?
Let us not go back to the Principal’s office, but what was going on there was that Gabriel was caught with a text book during an exam and her mother was invited to the School where she was given the verdict that her son was going to repeat a class. That is the punishment for Exam Malpractice in their School. Gabriel’s dad is late and his mother has been struggling to pay his School fees from J.S.S. 2.

Prayer Point:- I command every monitoring power waiting to strike at the end of my breakthrough, what are you waiting for, summersult and die by fire now, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Have A Blessed Saturday!

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Tim Ogundele_Jesu is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an apostle by the grace of God. He has been used by God prominently in the area of salvation, healing, blessing, and especially deliverance.

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