Topic: Sow And Reap
[DCLM Daily Manna 13 February 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Isaiah 3:1-12 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! It shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him” (Isaiah 3:10,11).
God, in His wisdom, has separated the time of planting from the time of harvesting. And because of this, many people are unmindful of the long or short term consequences of their action good or evil. This is the reason there is so much evil and wickedness in the world.
As a consequence of the peoples’ sins, God’s judgment was coming and would touch every part of society and all classes of people would suffer. The rulers had failed in their duty to deliver the people. God’s wrath was kindled against them with a firm promise to replace them with children and insolent, immature novices. The rulers had shown little or no concern for the poor and the less privileged. They were selfish, wicked and nonchalant. They never bothered about the people’s welfare and need. When leaders reject God’s ways, society is open to injustice, oppression and cruelty.
God hates the ill-treatment meted out to the poor and the needy in society. He has great interest in the way and manner we relate to one another even in the church today. Those who remain faithful in spite of societal upheavals and the leaders’ mis-governance, the Lord says it would be well with them. They might suffer for righteousness’ sake but the end would be rewarding. As for the wicked, they would surely reap the terrible consequences of their sins.
Consider God’s thought towards you. “O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!” When things seem to be going wrong, when the multitudes tilt towards Satan, when the standard of God’s word is not kept, stand in obedience and make His Word the unflagging standard of your life. You will be glad you did.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Heaven is God’s eternal abode for the pilgrim who overcomes.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Mark 7-10