Topic: The Judgement of Rulers
[DCLM Daily Manna 24 October 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Isaiah 3:3-26 (KJV)
Key Verse: “The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people. The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses“ (Isaiah 3:13,14).
Walker, a prominent politician, was about contesting for an election, but he was sued for being a rebel. Earlier, he had bribed his way in the law court through the judge. And instead of him to be convicted of not being eligible to contest for the election, he was rather favoured by the judge. This shows the unjust nature of man’s judgment.
In today’s world, sinful living often appears glorious, exciting and clever. Nevertheless, it remains a rejection of God’s ownership and control. Like the daughters of Zion, those who shift their affection from God to material things adorn themselves with clothing and jewellery to be noticed and approved by men rather than God, become self-serving and self-centred, lavish God’s resources and live licentiously will eventually face the judgment of God except they repent.
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Likewise, leaders who become unjust, oppressing and defrauding the poor should be prepared for judgment. They must remember that they will account for whatever they do with their leadership privileges. They must not oppress the poor and the less privileged because God holds them in high esteem and will quickly respond to their call for vengeance. Regardless of how the society perceives it, in the long run, sin will make its captives miserable and unfit for the kingdom of God. Every sin committed shall receive a just recompense.
Thought For The Day: Leaders should lead in the fear of God.
Bible Reading In One Year: John 9:1-10