Topic: God’s Unfailing Promises
[DCLM Daily Manna 20 October 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Isaiah 65:17-25 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear“ (Isaiah 65:24).
Today’s text opens on a very optimistic note of God’s promise to create new heaven and a new earth. Aside the eschatological perspective, it is equally important to point out its relevance to our current circumstances. There is no reason you should give up in life to discouragement or failure if you can trust His creative power and promises. His word gives the assurance that something new can come out of your inglorious past. You should therefore trust that whatever your past or present has been, your future can be glorious.
His promises, as outlined in the passage encompass the removal of the fear of death and bestowal of longevity. He has also promised to prosper and bless the work of your hands, to rebuke the devourer for you and grant you peace and tranquillity. He also assures us of instant answer to prayers, provision and security. In essence, through God, we can have life in abundance with no lack, no loss and no limitations. It is clear that these great promises are for those referred to as, “my people”, “mine elect”, and “the seed of the blessed”.
The bitter truth from this passage also is the assertion that, “the sinner being hundred years old shall be accursed”. The question therefore is, where do you belong? The “blessed seed” or “the accursed”. It’s not too late to open a new chapter by allowing God to make your life and character new through cleansing in the blood of Christ. If you are a sinner, you must sincerely repent and ask for forgiveness before He does this in your life. Where you belong determines what you enjoy.
Thought For The Day: The accursed sinner will not be part of Christ’s glorious kingdom.
Bible Reading In One Year: Matthew 16; Mark 8; Luke 9:18