Topic: His Balanced Perspective
[DCLM Daily Manna 30th July 2018 Daily Devotional]
Text: Deuteronomy 32:44-52 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel” (Deuteronomy 32:52).
A robber’s dying testimony is most telling. He had been involved in an armed robbery and was condemned to face the firing squad. During the intervening period before the execution, he surrendered his life to Jesus. Though he wasn’t pardoned, he accepted his fate with dignified calmness, convinced that he was on his way to heaven. Many times, the consequences of sin play themselves out.
Moses was an exemplary leader whose persona towered above the credentials of many. His obedience to God was legendary. His knack for details was unequalled. He spoke mouth to mouth with God and received rare glimpses of His glory. Yet, he was denied the ultimate glory of entering Canaan, just because of an unintentional refusal to sanctify the Lord before the people. Not even his repeated entreaties and heart-rending repentance could make God alter His judgment.
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To whom much is given, so much is required by the Lord. As a believer progresses on the spiritual ladder, there is need for watchfulness and absolute holiness of heart. From biblical and contemporary examples, it is evident that only those with fierce comportment to obey the Lord all the way will eventually enter into His glorious rest.
As a believer, are you trifling with lying, gossip, stealing, immorality, fraud, deceit, worldly associations, etc., thinking that God will overlook them or that there is ample time to repent? Remember that the consequences of every sin committed will always follow. Pray for grace to live a flawless life to be spared of the awful repercussions of sin.
Thought For The Day: Sin forgiven, yet carries along its consequences.
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