Wednesday, 22 June 2016
DCLM Daily Manna, Wednesday June 22 2016 by Pastor Kumuyi - His Abiding Word
Topic: His Abiding Word [Wednesday June 22, 2016]
Text: Deuteronomy 5:16-22
Key Verse: "These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me" (Deuteronomy 5:22).
Books, documents and records are often subjected to periodic reviews. These are usually done to remove such information that are no longer relevant either as a result of new discoveries or as a result of changes that occur in the world.
However, there remains one book that has cut across all human history and does not have any need for review. This is the Bible! As Moses repeated the Ten Commandments earlier given to the children of Israel to this new generation, he reminded them that these were the same laws God gave to their fathers. Though time may have changed and forty years passed, God's law and demand from them still remain the same. For them to retain God's favour and have all things go well with them, they must keep to these words. This is even more so as they were getting ready to move into the Land of Canaan. Change of environment, mixture with a new set of people, culture and practices must not make them change from this time-tested truth. There are many professing Christians today who are directly or indirectly calling for a change of the truths of the Scriptures.
Their argument has been that since our world has changed in so many ways, some of the Bible truths and commandments must also change. As a result, they have taken on new practices that are alien to the word of God. They now read, understand and interpret the Scriptures in the light of present-day realities.
To them, sanctity of moral life has been laid aside with prime issues of righteousness and holiness explained away. It is for this reason that the Lord reminds everyone again that nothing has changed in His word. If we are to continue to enjoy God's favour, we must continue to keep His unchanging words.
Thought for the day: Eternal truths are as constant as daybreak.
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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.