Topic: Miracles Are Of God
[DCLM Daily Manna 17 February 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: John 9:13-38 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth” (John 9:31).
In Bible days, the critics of Christ challenged Him in several ways. In the Gospel of John, they questioned His miracle ministry (5:16-18), His paternity (8:41), His integrity (7:12), etc. Their criticism was not too different from what obtains today in spite of obvious pointers to the reality.
A notable miracle had taken place but the perverse reasoning of the Pharisees placed them in a dilemma from which the only way out for them was to disprove the miracle that had been performed. They put up the argument that no miracle could have occurred because it was a Sabbath day and God would not violate His law on Sabbath rest. Yet, that position was baseless as the man was healed perfectly. Unable to disprove the man’s testimony and unwilling to confess the divine nature of Jesus, the religious authorities excommunicated him. This was good for him because if he had been allowed to stay, he would have been in danger of drifting back to the traditional ways of Judaism.
There is a streak of hypocrisy in many today, which faithful saints must scrupulously avoid. Simple faith in Christ can perform wonder. It is not by upholding religious activities and traditions that we can predict the mighty hand of God to move in certain circumstances of life.
Our God can do anything, anywhere and at anytime. He is not limited by time, space or matter. They all take their existence from Him. Strive today to always hold Him by His Word. His mercies which endureth forever are the cornerstone of the blessings we receive from Him.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It is great wisdom to avoid the leaven of the Pharisees.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Luke 3-4