Topic: Affirming His Messianic Mission
[DCLM Daily Manna 24 October 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Luke 7:19-30 (KJV)
“Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached” – (Luke 7:22).
At 74, the United Nations has aged, having been established on October 24, 1945. There would be discordant reactions if emissaries were to be sent to its headquarters to find out if the organisation has achieved its four main purposes. The key objectives include: “Maintaining worldwide peace and security” and “Fostering cooperation between nations in order to solve economic, social, cultural or humanitarian international problems.” Has the UN met these goals of giving the people of the world peace, security and a sense of global togetherness?
With our Lord Jesus Christ, there was no question about whether He had fulfilled His Messianic objectives or not. He had evidence which even His Jewish and heathen detractors could not gainsay. When the incarcerated John the Baptist sent his disciples to the Lord to find out if He was the Messiah or if the world should wait for the real one, Jesus asked them to tell John what they themselves witnessed.
Christians must seek God’s grace to pursue a lifestyle that will pass the litmus test of skeptics, sinners and backsliders. The testimony of our too obvious stand in Christ must stem from our blameless conduct attested to by those around us in the church, at home, in the neighborhood, where we work or do business, in public and in school. That is how men “by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God…”.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A Christian’s open holiness is his sermon.
THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: Jeremiah 7-9