Topic: Obedience Brings Blessings
[DCLM Daily Manna 13th August 2018 Daily Devotional]
Text: Numbers 15:30-41 (KJV)
Key Verse: “That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God” (Numbers 15:40).
God’s untiring efforts to let people know His Word and ways, and walk therein are for their benefit. For instance, had King Zedekiah heeded Jeremiah’s counsel, the destruction of Jerusalem would have been averted. His failure not only brought about the destruction of Jerusalem but his children were also killed before him; his two eyes were plucked out and he was carried bound with fetters to Babylon where he died.
God warns against presumptuous sin – a deliberate, defiant sin which is an affront to God’s authority over man, and therefore carries capital punishment of death. God commanded Moses to instruct the Israelites to make fringes in the borders of their garments, as a reminder of their obligation to keep all His commandments. Similarly today, all believers are expected not to “live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again” (2 Corinthians 5:15).
Knowing the truth of God’s word and obeying them sets a man free – sinners are saved, and believers are preserved in true righteousness. Christians are no longer required to put fringes on the borders of their garments. But the demand to remember and obey every word of God still subsists. A sustained and fruitful fellowship with God can only be guaranteed when His people continue in His Word – in total obedience and holy living. As we read, study and meditate on the word of God daily, He will give us strength to obey it.
Thought For The Day: There is gain in obedience.
Bible Reading In One Year: Jeremiah 23-25