Topic: God Sent
[DCLM Daily Manna 19 October 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Luke 5:17-26 (KJV)
“And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him” – (Luke 5:18).
The Great Commission is the business of every Christian in every place to tell others about Jesus and to do our best to bring others to the Saviour. The bringing of one soul to Jesus is the highest achievement possible to any believer. Those who have answered the Saviour’s call to salvation were brought in many ways. Some are brought by a friend, a neighbour or a colleague. Some are introduced by parents early in life, some are invited by the voice of an anonymous herald on radio or the city bus service, yet some others through a miracle of healing by a minister. However the invitation came, the channel used is undoubtedly, God-sent.
The men mentioned in our text were God-sent to introduce the helpless, sick fellow to Jesus for the healing of his diseased soul which was reason for his bodily infirmity. These men knew they had not the power to help their friend in his predicament, but they obviously knew the Saviour and they believed He could heal him.
Sinners are helpless in the hands of Satan and the flesh, and they have no hope of eternal life if somebody does not tell them about Jesus who died to atone for their sins. Every true believer is God-sent to go and preach the gospel of salvation to every creature within our reach. We must be willing to lend ourselves to be used as the hands, arms and feet to lovingly hold, carry and bring the sinner to Jesus. Nothing reveals our faith in Him better than perseveringly leading sinners into a life time of relationship with Him. There is the promise of reward for every work done faithfully in His name.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It is glorious to be Christ’s believable witness.
THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: Isaiah 56-60