Topic: Shine the Light
[DCLM Daily Manna 24 January 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Exodus 27:9-21 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always” (Exodus 27:20).
One of the most difficult things for believers is not to profess faith in God, but to live a shining and sparking life. Yet, this is what makes the difference between those who love Jesus Christ and those who do not.
Moses had been receiving instructions from God on how to construct the tabernacle in the wilderness. Here, the Lord explained to him how to make the courtyard of the tabernacle. He was told of the curtains to adorn various sides of the tabernacle, their lengths and quality. He was to make pillars and sockets and hooks and fillets for the tabernacle; some of brass work and others of silver. The gate of the courtyard was to be draped in blue, purple and scarlet curtains, made of fine needlework. The curtains were to be made to measure a hundred cubits in length, fifty cubits in breadth and five cubits in height. All the vessels of the tabernacle, including the pins were to be made of brass. It was to be an imposing edifice that should be made of brass. It was to be an imposing edifice that should be made of brass. It was to be an imposing edifice that should command the awe and reverence of God. The work done, Moses was to instruct the Israelites to offer pure olive oil to serve as fuel for the tabernacle lamp which must burn perpetually.
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As Christians, we are the tabernacle of God today. He has made us to a specification of righteousness and holiness. But the beauty of the Christian life is in the quality of God’s grace that we possess. Grace is the oil that makes our lives to shine. It produces in us works of love, compassion and patience. When we possess the grace of God, our lives will positively impact others. Our lives will lead people to Christ and not repel them. Is your life a shining and burning light? Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
Thought For The Day: A life full of grace is a continual praise to God.
Bible Reading In One Year: Exodus 26-29