Topic: Be Undaunted [Saturday February 18, 2017]
Text: Exodus 5:15-23
Key Verse: “And they said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us” (Exodus 5:21).
No lasting achievement ever comes easy. There will be resistance and obstacles to overcome. You may have to endure the misunderstanding of friends and close associates. Be assured that if the task is of God, the devil will seek to discourage you and present God’s promises as unreliable.
But in it all, you must remain focused. After repeated visits to Pharaoh with the demand to free the Hebrews from slavery, all Moses and Aaron got was intense suffering for Israel. They were beaten and punished mercilessly for not accomplishing what is clearly an impossible task. Had Moses remembered God’s prediction of Pharaoh’s obstinacy, he would not have felt any sense of failure. When believers murmur and complain, they forget God’s past dealings and mercy and become blind to His promises.
This displeases God and dishonours Him in the sight of unbelievers. Rather, we should pray and depend on God’s unfailing promises. Praying should reflect our faith in God and in His promises. When you have challenges, simply trust God to keep His promises and remain focused. He will neither leave nor forsake you.
Thought for the day: The valiant never surrender to failure.
Bible Reading in one Year: Psalm 101-104
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.