Topic: Judgement for the Rebel
[DCLM Daily Manna 12 May 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Job 24:1-13 (KJV)
Key Verse: “They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof” (Job 24:13).
Right from Cain, one common string linking natural men is the propensity to want to prevent their secrets from being exposed and consoling themselves with the fact that they are better than some others. The natural man would want to do anything to cover his sins from public view and many have even become hardened in wickedness due to their delusional thought that God is ambivalent or care less about what mortal men do. But the Scriptures prove them wrong.
Today’s passage clearly sets out the various acts of wickedness of some men to others. In a world of the “survival of the fittest”, the Scripture speaks of wicked acts such as land-grabbing, cattle rustling, oppression of the vulnerable, perpetrating forced labour, human trafficking, copyright infringements, usury, child abuse and excessive profiteering. It is clear from the passage that the power and influence of the wicked make their actions often go unchallenged. It is however important to note God’s verdict on such. The passage refers to them as “… those that rebel against the light…”
Is your conscience pointing your attention to any of those sins mentioned? Are you already acting like Cain in self-defense? Then it is obvious you are in need of help. You must come out of the darkness of rebellion to the marvellous light of Christ to avoid being added to the list of men like Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, Saul, Jeroboam, Herod and others who had faced God’s judgment.
You can escape God’s judgment by simply taking the steps of faith and repenting from all your wickedness. This is your only way of getting delisted from the “Hall of Infamy”.
Thought For The Day: God sees everything and He will judge every act.
The Bible In One Year: 1 Corinthians 12-14