Tuesday, 21 June 2016
DCLM Daily Manna, Tuesday June 21 2016 by Pastor Kumuyi - When there seems to be no one to Trust
Topic: When there seems to be no one to Trust [Tuesday June 21, 2016]
Text: Micah 7:1-7
Key Verse: "Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me" (Micah 7:7).
Occurrences in the world at large give serious cause to worry. Institutions that were once relied upon to help build a strong formidable society where mutual love and trust can thrive are fast collapsing. Prime communal values which once provided real succour and support for the ordinary man have been eroded. Government institutions like the judiciary and security agencies for instance, in many climes have failed as well.
Worse hit is the family institution which is closest to the individual. Here too, mutual trust and dependency appear to have been lost. This is similar to the time that the prophet Micah prophesied. The decay and corruption in the society during his time was so widespread that it was almost becoming very difficult to trust one's own shadow! Yet, with vast nature of corruption and decay in the land, the prophet resolved to keep his confidence in the Lord. If there was no one else to trust, God was still there for him. Thus, he was determined not to toe the line of the corrupt society and deviate from the holy standard of God. This is the same challenge we face today.
The society we live in does not want to encourage uprightness and sincere living. There are those who want you to bend the rules, cut corners and do all sorts of unwholesome things before you can get what is legitimately yours. Unfortunately, many are already being carried away with the slogan: "if you can't beat them, join them!" However, the Lord reminds us that though all around us may be changing, He is still on the throne. If there is no one you can trust, the Lord is available to be trusted. He is ever reliable and will not change.
Thought for the day: When we trust the Lord, we will keep His words.
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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.