Topic: Divine Protection [Thursday June 14, 2018]
Text: 1 Chronicles 16:13-36 (KJV)
Key Verse: “He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes” (1 Chronicles 16:21).
A preacher once said, “Look at that beautiful butterfly and learn from it to trust in God. One might wonder where it could live in tempestuous nights, in the whirlwind, or in the stormy day; but I have noticed it is safe and dry under the broad leaf while rivers have been flooded and the mountain oaks torn up from their roots.” Yes, God cares for His own. He has the power and the resources to protect and keep His children anywhere they might be on earth.
David, in the text for today, expressed the faithfulness of God and His ability to take care of His children. He experienced divine protection first hand. Even Goliath could not kill him, as well as King Saul, despite his numerous attempts to do so. This song of praise was composed after the ark of the Lord had been brought to Jerusalem. The death of Uzzah at the botched attempt notwithstanding, David was genuinely grateful and he wanted the nation to recognise the goodness of the Lord and His overarching grace.
It took forty years for Israel to journey from Egypt to Canaan. Without a standing army, God made them to overcome every enemy that came their way. They needed food and water all through the journey and He supplied them every day. Believers, like Israel of old, are on a journey to heaven. Every need today has been taken into consideration by our heavenly Father. Just like He protected Israel of old from their enemies in the wilderness, so will the Lord protect all those who put their trust in Him and praise Him always.
Thought For The Day: God always takes care of His own.
Bible Reading In One Year: 2 Chronicles 6-7; Psalm 136
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.