Topic: Where To Find Lasting Help
[DCLM Daily Manna 22 October 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Isaiah 30:18-26 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left“ (Isaiah 30:21).
A man arrested for hard drug peddling was in his cell in Canada where he found a copy of the New Testament Bible. As he opened it to read for lack of anything else to do, his eyes fell upon Matthew 11:28, where Jesus said – “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. As he read it again and again, tears of repentance filled his eyes. He prayed to God for mercy and forgiveness. To his greatest surprise, an unspeakable kind of joy filled his erstwhile sorrowful heart. He knew God had forgiven and saved him.
It is a paradox of sort that while God’s good intention and ability seek to safeguard and help His people, they seek alliance with foreign powers that could really not help them against the enemy. The Old Testament is a chronicle of Israel’s repeated failure to seek lasting help from God in trying times.
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Today, God continues to call on all humans to return to Him as the only One who has the solution to the myriads of problems confronting them. Advancement in science and technology, as good as it is, has not provided reasonable solutions to all kinds of problems – wars, diseases, natural disasters, political instability and hunger that have plagued mankind since the fall of Adam. But if people will return to God and walk in His commandments, then the peace that has eluded them will return to them. “For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; in returning and in rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength” (Isaiah 30:15).
Thought For The Day: The God of peace is the solution to man’s troubles and restlessness.
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