Tuesday, 31 May 2016
DCLM Daily Manna, Tuesday May 31 2016 by Pastor Kumuyi - God's Witnesses
Topic: God's Witnesses [Tuesday May 31, 2016]
Text: Micah 6:1-5
Key Verse: "Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice" (Micah 6:1).
Hard rocky mountains and cliffs are two of the common physical features of Palestine. Sound experts tell us that these objects are among some of the most effective natural producers of sound echoes. If tested at a quiet moment, a whisper within appropriate distance of a flat, the hard wall of a cliff may be heard nearly 40 metres away.
It is as though, the speaker was talking from just over your shoulder. A shout near a range of such mountains produces a repeating echo that can sometimes be heard more than seven times before it becomes inaudible. The Lord had summoned Israel to appear before some of these mountains and tell the reason for their unfaithfulness to a God who had done so much in revealing His goodness and mercy to them. God intended to judge the sins and ingratitude of Israel with the surrounding mountains and hills as witnesses. The mountains and hills have been of old and have kept their own estates not moving or removing from the place where God had planted them. There is no want of evidence or witness which God might call up against man's sin and unfaithfulness to Him at any time.
Man cannot cover up his sin well enough to escape the notice of either the sun, moon, stars, mountains or hills. The secret sins of all men will be judged openly by the Lord on judgment day. If man refuses to see God's kindness in every situation of his life, if he begins to take God's goodness for granted and goes away from His will and commandment, God can use even those things that are meant for man's blessing and satisfaction as rods of punishment and witnesses against him.
Thought for the day: It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God
Bible Reading in one Year: 1 Samuel 23-24
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.