I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that  I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them. Deuteronomy 30:19-20  

The ultimate goal of every faithful spiritual leader for the people under their watch includes both the earthly prosperity or well-being and lasting salvation: entering into the eternal rest in God’s Kingdom after this life.   

To this end, such leader without fear or favor always tells the people the whole counsel of God so that the people are not left in doubt as to know what God requires of them to inherit His blessings both here on earth and hereafter in heaven.  

However, in most cases,  the truth always hurts but those who are able to accept, endure and live by the truth later find out that it is highly rewarding to obey God no matter the cost. Therefore, I pray for you today that the LORD God will give you the courage and humility to accept His whole counsel through which you can live both here on earth and hereafter in eternity. Good morning and Happy Sunday. 

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola