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DCLM Daily Manna 23 November 2018 – Ungodly Contentment of Ingrates

Topic: Ungodly Contentment of Ingrates
[DCLM Daily Manna 23 November 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Deuteronomy 32:15 (KJV)

Key Verse: “But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation“ (Deuteronomy 32:15).

MESSAGE:

Often, those who were once marvellously helped by God turn out to be rebellious ingrates. The case of Jeshurun in our text typifies this ugly nature of some humans. How and why do some individuals turn out to be ingrates to God and other benefactors? The answer is not hard to come by. “But Jeshurun waxed fat and kicked; … then he forsook God which made him and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation”.

Pride of success and accomplishment in secular endeavours often lead some people who initially depended on God for strength and succour to lose sight and fellowship with their Maker and Helper.

Are there repercussions for leading such life? Yes! The Lord warned His disciples on what would happen to such individuals, when He said, “Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep” (Luke 6:25). This scathing remark is what the Judge of the whole earth has for people who think they have made it in this life and as such have no need of God and His mercies upon their lives. We should not be foolhardy; God formed us.

Yes, He created us for His pleasure and fellowship and we should not allow the passing glories of this world to detach us from Him. The consequences of failure in this regard are grievous and regrettable in time and eternity. To escape being spiritual ingrates, we need to genuinely repent, reconcile with and reconnect to the God of heaven from whom all blessings flow. Thereafter, we must stay connected to Him until we see Him in glory.

Thought For The Day: Those who forsake the mercies of God today, should prepare to weep and mourn forever.

Bible Reading In One Year: Acts 15-16

DCLM Daily Manna 15 November 2018 – Seek The Lord

Topic: Seek The Lord
[DCLM Daily Manna 15 November 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Zephaniah 2:1-15 (KJV)

Key Verse: “Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger“ (Zephaniah 2:3).

MESSAGE:

Our God is merciful; yet, He is a God of judgment. He has reserved a day in which he would judge the world for her wickedness. Jesus established the certainty of this end-time judgment: “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven…and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other” (Matthew 24:30, 31).

Verse 4 to 15 of the text explains the inevitability of God’s judgment upon nations that made themselves enemies of Judah. Similarly, God’s judgment upon all categories of sinners and backsliders all over the world is imminent. “The great day of the Lord is near, it is near; and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly” (Zephaniah 1:14).

The only escape route from the imminent indignation is to “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:6, 7). Mercy and pardon await every penitent sinner who comes to the Lord in genuine repentance.

Sinners should repent and turn away from their sins and come to Him with a broken and contrite heart to receive forgiveness and pardon. It is dangerous to face the awful judgment of God!

Thought For The Day: Seek God to avoid His wrath.

Bible Reading In One Year: Luke 24; John 20-21