Topic: Ever Dependable God! [Friday October 27, 2017]
Text: Jeremiah 17:12-18
Key Verse: “As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow thee: neither have I desired the woeful day; thou knowest: that which came out of my lips was right before thee” (Jeremiah 17:16).
One night, a house caught fire and a boy, who was inside, could only escape to the roof. His father, on the ground with outstretch arms, called on him to jump, so that he would catch him. The boy could not see him, except the flame, smoke and blackness. He was afraid and protested “Daddy, I can’t see you.” The father replied, “But I can see you and that’s all that matters.”
In our dealing with God, what matters really is relying on His promises and not looking at the challenges we daily face. In our text, Jeremiah acknowledged God’s supremacy in all things. Jeremiah said God would put to shame those who had neglected Him while their names would be completely obliterated. With faith that God could also rescue him from his enemies, Jeremiah praised and appreciated Him for His favour, comfort and overflowing fullness. In spite of their derision, Jeremiah said that he was not deterred and that he would still look after the people, like a shepherd after his sheep, and would never have pleasure in their misfortune. He asked God not only shelter and protection from his enemies, but also prove to his attackers that they were guilty.
Let us conduct an introspection here! Are you deterred from doing God’s will because of people’s mockery? Do you take comfort in God’s business in spite of your challenges, or you abandon it because of the reproach of people? Yours is to rely on God for protection and help. Whatever challenge or sickness, must be taken to God for healing and deliverance. His hands can bind up the trouble conscience and heal the broken heart. As the greatest Physician, God can cure the worst of diseases. Trust Him.
Thought For The Day: Faith in God is believing what we do not see.
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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.