Thursday, 9 June 2016
DCLM Daily Manna, Thursday June 9 2016 by Pastor Kumuyi - The Ultimate Truth
Topic: The Ultimate Truth [Thursday June 9, 2016]
Text: Job 14:14-22
Key Verse: "Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands" (Job 14:15).
Agronomists and scientists say that times of drought are not disastrous after all. Their findings reveal that when everywhere is arid on the surface, economic trees are driven deeper to find water for sustenance. Put in a spiritual perspective, suffering can lead us beyond our ordinary acceptance of truth to complete dependence on God for hope, life and safety.
This is what Job's concluding remarks to the submission of one of his friend's demonstrate. The mourners who showed up at Job's home to sympathise with him were of little help to relieve him of the catastrophe that has come his way. They rather infuriated him, insisting his sin caught up with him. His wife also provoked him, asking him to curse God and die. Estrangement from the Almighty and final death appeared to be better than the state in which Job found himself.
It was in the midst of these despairing and death-sentencing circumstances that God enabled him to discover the ultimate truth. It is very much like the tree in the time of drought when it digs deeper for survival. Job also, in his moment of need, saw the glorious which New Testament believers know as Resurrection when God "shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself" (Philippians. 3:21). The great truth is that, it is not sufficient to flaunt our knowledge of the Scriptures as Christians. To claim to know Him and the doctrines of the Bible is not enough in our walk with God.
This knowledge must be weighed in the balance of life's experiences. It is the fire of challenges that would determine the texture of our faith, the depth of absorption of what we take in from the Bible. We must all come to the point where we are driven to rely only on the deep, undiluted and uncorrupted word of God.
Thought for the day: Faith untested by life's challenges is shallow.
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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.