In HIS Presence


Read: JUDGES 18:7-31

Meditation verse:“and they struck them with the edge of the sword and burnt the city with fire. There was no deliverer, because it was far from Sidon and they had no ties with anyone (Judges 18:27b-28a).

The people of Laish, dwelt in isolation. They were far from the next city, Sidon, so they had no ties with anyone. They did not even have rulers in the land to guide them. When the people of Dan were seeking for a land to capture and inhabit, Laish naturally was their first choice, because it was an easy kill. When they invaded the city and burned it with fire, no one came to their rescue. The people of Laish had lived a simple quiet life all by themselves and as a result they had suffered alone.

Do not walk alone this month, do not stand alone. Life is not meant to be lived in isolation, it was designed for companionship and fellowship. The bible states that “two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up…Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken” (Eccl 4:9-10,12).

The people of Laish dwelt alone and paid dearly for it. Building ties and friendships comes with its own challenges, but the benefits are enormous. Resolve in your heart to build mutually beneficial associations and networks in your place of work, church, community and all around you. Add value to those in your networks and in your time of need, you will not be alone.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye


Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour?

Jesus says in Mathew 11:28; “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. No matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been, this invitation is for you. Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart; all you need to do is invite Him in, by believing and receiving Him.

Are you ready? Here’s a prayer you can say right now:

Dear Lord, I acknowledge that I am a sinner in need of grace. I believe that Jesus died to set me free from my sins. Thank You Jesus for dying to save me. Please forgive me for all my sins and come into my heart. Be my Lord and Saviour. Fill me with Your Spirit and enable me to live for You from now onwards, in Jesus’ name, Amen

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