Sunday, 5 June 2016
DCLM Daily Manna, Sunday June 5 2016 by Pastor Kumuyi - Never On Vacation
Topic: Never On Vacation [Sunday June 5, 2016]
Text: Job 1:1-12
Key Verse: "And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?" (Job 1:8).
The Bible authored by a God of order cannot contradict itself by saying God is watching over the righteous and then reverse itself to say this same God would allow righteous Job to be crushed by Satan.
The occasion of a just Creator permitting controlled “calamity” to hit His righteous creature is the unfolding of the wisdom of God to prove that man’s existence is not about bread and butter, as it were. He proved that Job could absorb suffering and still remain faithful to Him. Christians need to constantly demonstrate to the world that persecution for their stand for Jesus will never be weighty enough to make them abandon Him in the face of temporary setbacks that may come through low finances, sicknesses, job loss, failed expectations and so on. In the midst of these, we must see the presence of God through the invisible hedge He has made around us with the eyes of faith. Such storms may bring down our property or business and inflict some bodily harm. But let us be assured that God does not allow such adversarial winds to fatally blow our souls.
The devil or his agents cannot overrule God. But then, God expects the believer to endure in faithfulness to the end. We must vindicate God’s trust in us and put Satan to shame by not allowing the quest for fleeting material considerations to overwhelm us in times of adversities and temptations. There is a crown waiting for the overcomer in heaven.
Thought for the day: A Christian’s patience when tried honours God.
Bible Reading in one Year: 2 Samuel 3-5
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.