Topic: Blasphemy through Disobedience
[DCLM Daily Manna 5 November 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Romans 2:12-24 (KJV)
Key Verse: “For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written“ – (ROMANS 2:24).
God’s word is not to be casually listened to or read. It must be obeyed and acted upon. He justifies the doers of His word and not the hearers.
Apostle Paul makes it clear that as many that sin without the law shall perish without the law and those who sinned in the law will be judged by the law. Those sinners who have not the law, but live according to it, are law unto themselves; for it is written in their hearts. He further said, “For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written”. That is, the conduct of the Jews is such that could lead the heathen world to blaspheme and reproach both the religion and its Author. By their hypocrisy and crimes, the pagan world is led to despise God and His word since they could not show any proof of transformation in their lifestyle.
Nothing else matters in the kingdom of God as living a life that steadfastly conforms to God’s principles as contained in the Scriptures. Christ Himself said, “Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21). By this, He reveals that mere profession without obedience is vain.
We must in all things – speech, attitude, conduct, dressing and lifestyle in general, maintain true biblical standards befitting of a genuine Christian in a world hopelessly bent on rebelling against God’s laws. If we do otherwise, we will be a distorted model of what a real Christian ought to be.
Thought For The Day: Only the doers of God’s word will be justified.
Bible Reading In One Year: Matthew 23; Luke 20-21