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BASIC SCRIPTURES Our Daily Manna 9 September 2023
BASIC SCRIPTURES: PSALM 133: 1-3; ACTS 4: 23-31
Psalm 133:1-3 (KJV):
1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Acts 4:23-31 (KJV):
23 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.
24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?
26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,
30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
These scriptures from the King James Version emphasize the importance of unity among brethren and the power of united prayer and worship, as demonstrated by the early disciples in Acts 4:23-31.
Our Daily Manna” is a popular daily devotional publication that provides spiritual nourishment and inspiration to its readers. Each day, it features a devotional message, often centered around a specific topic or passage from the Bible. Here’s a devotional message for “Our Daily Manna” for September 9, 2023, based on the provided scriptures
Topic: Why Spiders Can Tie Down a Lion!
Basic Scriptures: Psalm 133:1-3; Acts 4:23-31
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Have you ever wondered how something as small and fragile as a spider could potentially restrain a powerful and majestic creature like a lion? It might seem like an impossible feat, but in the realm of the spiritual, there are valuable lessons to be learned from this intriguing analogy.
In Psalm 133, the psalmist beautifully describes the unity of brethren, comparing it to the precious oil that flows down from Aaron’s head to the edge of his garments and to the dew of Hermon descending upon the mountains of Zion. Unity is indeed a force to be reckoned with in the spiritual realm. Just as the spider’s silk thread, though delicate, can be woven into a strong web, unity among believers can create a powerful bond.
The passage in Acts 4:23-31 further illustrates the strength that comes from unity in prayer and purpose. The early disciples faced persecution and threats, but they did not cower in fear. Instead, they turned to God in prayer, lifting their voices together in one accord. As a result, the place where they were gathered was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking the word of God boldly.
Just as a single strand of spider silk may seem insignificant, when woven together with others, it forms a web that can trap even a lion. Likewise, when believers come together in unity, they can accomplish great things in the spiritual realm. The power of unity in prayer, worship, and purpose is immense and can bring about transformation, breakthroughs, and miracles.
Today, reflect on the strength of unity in your own life and in your community of believers. Are you standing together in one accord, seeking God’s face and purpose? Remember that even the smallest and seemingly weakest among us can achieve great things when united for a common cause, just as spiders can tie down a lion. Let your unity be a testimony to the world of the power and grace of our God.
As you go about your day, may you be encouraged to foster unity, pray together, and trust in the strength that comes from standing together with your fellow believers. In unity, you can face any challenge and overcome every obstacle, for “where two or three are gathered in [God’s] name, there [He is] in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20).
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for the lesson of unity that You have shown us through the analogy of the spider’s web. Help us to cherish and foster unity among believers, knowing that in it, there is strength. May our prayers and actions be a testimony to the world of Your power and grace. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
This devotional message is a reflection on the power of unity among believers, drawing inspiration from Psalm 133:1-3 and Acts 4:23-31. It encourages readers to embrace unity in prayer and purpose and trust in the strength it brings, even in the face of challenges and obstacles.
BASIC SCRIPTURES Our Daily Manna 9 September 2023