God’s Good Speed

Devotional Thought

God’s good speed! What is it about God and speed? This is the second time the word ‘speed’ is connected to God in the scripture. The first time, it was Eliezer who turned to God and asked Him for good speed, and this second time, Apostle John warns the church not to bid anyone, which brings a contrary doctrine, God’s speed.

(2 John 1:10-11 KJV) “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed: 11. For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” It appears that every good speed is God’s speed.

This is understandable because anything tagged ‘good’ in the Bible is always connected to God. Everything He created, from the beginning, was good. Paul attested to this fact when he declared that, “For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it is received with thanksgiving.”

The scriptures further confirm that every good and perfect gift comes from above from the Father of light. The Psalmist says, “Truly God is good to Israel…” Thus, Eliezer did not make any mistake, when he turned to God and asked Him for good speed. It takes a good God, to grant a good speed.

The Implication of God Speed.

Bidding someone Godspeed in the context of John’s instruction to the church suggests approval, encouragement, acceptance, or welcome. The original Greek word for Godspeed speaks of rejoicing. So John warned the church not to welcome, approve, encourage, accept, or rejoice with those, who bring contrary doctrine. This is an attempt, to frustrate every effort to spread the strange doctrine.

Where there is no Godspeed, every endeavor ends in futility; it is the same reason fulfillment is delayed in people’s life and destiny. Now observe, the Lord made Rebekah do exactly to Eliezer, what John says the church should not do to anyone who brings contrary doctrine. Eliezer needs everything connected to God’s speed to succeed in his journey, and he got it.

It is your turn; you shall enjoy good speed this month. No more delay. On behalf of Christ, I bid you God’s good speed in your journey this month. Wherever success or achievement is needed, you shall be welcome, approved, encouraged, accepted, and supported, in Jesus’ name.

Let’s Talk About It.

What speed can be better than God’s speed?

Prayer Starter.

Father, I receive Your good speed in all my journey this month, in Jesus’ name.

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Rotimi Oluwaseyitan

Rotimi Oluwaseyitan is the Lead Pastor at Christ Royal Assembly and founder of Rotimi Oluwaseyitan Ministries. He has authored six books, including Exceeding Riches of His Grace, GraceNow Devotional, Prophetic Prayer Handbook, The fellowship of the Holy Spirit, Dealing with the Spirit of Herod, and the Mistakes of Lot. He is passionate about prayer and the word. He hosts a monthly prayer meeting online every first day of the month.

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