Topic: A Reign Of Righteousness [Wednesday February 7th, 2018]
Text: Psalm 72:1-20 (KJV)
Key Verse: “In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth” (Psalm 72:7)
An American Christian commentator who was summing up where things are and where they are going, following the American 2015 Supreme Court’s ruling that made same-sex marriage a right nationwide wrote: “The world is upside down, inside out, sideways, crazy, nutsy. Bad is good; up is down. Left is right; right is wrong. Evil is good; insanity is sanity. Abnormal is normal…” The Western world is especially moving quickly away from its foundations. Christians who believe that God instituted marriage between a male and a female and have the gall to suggest that the best environment to raise children is when they have both a mother and a father are now labelled crazy, hate-filled bigots.
Man’s rule on this planet has been a dismal failure since the fall. It has been characterised by oppression, injustice and corruption. We have endured the evil of slavery and suppression which were man’s attempt to gain superiority over another. Adding to the problem of oppression is man’s gross misunderstanding and misjudgment about what qualifies a personality to be called God. This has brought many to the worship of animals, birds, nature, and even fellow human beings.
The coming reign of Christ will overturn all unrighteous edicts of rulers and kings of this world. It is described in our text as a period of unprecedented peace, comfort and prosperity. It is compared to the refreshing rain after a long period of draught. It will be a time of justice for the oppressed; all people will worship the same God. There will be no more worship of the various deities held in reverence in many parts of the world today.
You can have a foretaste of His reign of peace and righteousness even now! How? Repent of all sins and receive Christ as Saviour.
Thought For The Day: The best from God is yet to come.
Bible Reading in a Year: Exodus 25-27.
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.