Topic: His Sacred Book
[DCLM Daily Manna 20 January 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Isaiah 34:11-17 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them” (Isaiah 34:16).
Talks about God’s judgment are all too familiar, yet very few people take this seriously to heart. The vast majority hold a very wrong perception of God as One who is permissive and kind, who will wink at sin and soft glove unrighteousness. This view is wrong because the God who shows mercy and kindness is also the same who is unflagging in the administration of judgment against the wicked.
The certainty of judgment as a result of disobedience to God’s word is clearly revealed in the Scriptures. Today’s text describes the judgments which are the just punishment God would inflict upon the land because of their many sins. God, in His infinite love, always sends warning before pouring His wrath upon rebellious people.
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The Bible, also referred to as “the book of the LORD” is God’s revelation to man. The picture of life-past, present and future is revealed in the Scriptures. Book written by men project the thoughts of man’s finite mind but the Bible has the solution to all problems. Sir Waiter Scott once said: ‘Happy is he to whom God has given grace to read to fear and to obey its content. And better had they never been born who read to doubt or read to scorn.’ No man’s education is complete if he does not know the Bible. No believer can live the Christian life to the full without an adequate grasp of the Bible.
The Bible, being the inspired word of God, has divine authority that is both final and timeless. It is the final authority and the last court of appeal in all matters pertaining to the Christian. Read it every day, meditate on its precepts, desire it more than your necessary food, love it more than gold, keep it continually and obey it explicitly.
Thought For The Day: A life without the Bible is like a stream without water.
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