Monday, 25 April 2016
DCLM Daily Manna, Monday April 25 2016 by Pastor Kumuyi - Fear God
Topic: Fear God [Monday April 25, 2016]
Text: Amos 2:1-5
Key Verse: "Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have despised the law of the LORD, and have not kept his commandments. . ." (Amos 2:4).
God is immutable. From generation to generation, He remains the same. He frowns at sin and punishes sinners. Transgression of His word and commandments always attracts serious consequences. Believers are reminded that the same measure with which He visited the sinners of old, He still visits transgressors today.
In our text, Moab and Judah were thoroughly punished for their transgressions. God took a decision to punish them because they despised His Law, refuse to keep His commandments, and their lies which caused them to err. No matter a believer's position or past relationship with God, when such a believer yields to temptation and begins to transgress against the law of God, he will be visited with punishment and that, without remedy. Believers must realise that God is a consuming fire. His anger burns very hot against sinners. We are hereby, called upon to consistently fear and do God's will to avoid His awful visitation. It is this fear that restrains us from slipping into transgression.
Whatever is capable of pitching us against the Creator must be avoided. We must rededicate our lives to God and live in the light of His word. We must be firmly admonished that the Almighty is not One we can serve at our whims; we must serve Him on His own terms only, in absolute holiness and righteousness all the days of our lives.
Thought for the day: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.