Topic: No Exception!
[DCLM Daily Manna 11 January 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Exodus 4:18-26 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him” (Exodus 4:24).
The expression, “All animals are equal; but some are more equal than the others” is a popular quote from George Orwell’s Animal Farm. The expression goes to prove that the equality before the law is known to be entrenched in the nation’s constitution, there are some who appear to be above the law. The immunity clause given to some political office holders goes to confirm the truth expressed by George Orwell.
God does not give room for any exceptions. He had called Moses and commissioned him to go and deliver the children of Israel from Egyptian captivity. He had promised to be with him and ensure that no one will hurt him. But as he journeyed back to Egypt, while in the inn, God decided to confront his family with judgement obviously over the issue of the circumcision of his son that Moses had overlooked. God had commanded that every Israelite male child must be circumcised on the eighth day after birth. Moses knew this but failed to do so. God’s dealing with Moses and his family shows that He never overlooks any minor detail in His Word.
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There are no exceptions when it comes to obedience to God’s word. No part of the Word can be relegated to the background. We do not have the right to categorise the word of God into degrees of importance. Every part of His Word is of equal importance and must be obeyed. Again, we learn that there is no exemption of anyone when it comes to obeying God. Your calling, position or privilege does not in any way place you above the word of God or exempt you from obeying any of His commandments. It is not our prerogative to sacrifice obedience to God’s word for the sake of peace in our homes or elsewhere. It is our responsibility to give God top priority in our lives and homes.
Thought For The Day: No matter who you are, God requires total and implicit obedience from you!
Bible Reading In One Year: Genesis 32-34