Topic: God’s Word, The Ultimate [Monday July 24, 2017]
Text: Psalm 119:149-160
Key Verse: “Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever”(Psalm 119:152).
Arlington Nation of Cemetery boasts of stunning mementoes, one of which is the so-called eternal flame. An innovative feat of burning gas constantly aglow amidst profuse adornment, it is quite thought-provoking. Designed in memory of JFK, the 35th President of United States of America (USA), slain in Dallas Texas in 1963.
It was a fallout of the national angst and anguish that trailed his senseless assassination. Still, any mischief maker or a natural disaster can wreck it, putting out the fire. It is really not eternal. David recognised a flame that is genuinely eternal: the flame that the word of God lights up in our hearts. Wrestling in prayer day and night, he averred that prayers are answered, if he trusted in the word. For him, the hope of victory over moral weaknesses and the mischief of his adversaries remains a forlorn one but for his dependence on the word.
The word for him was an elixir for all of life’s challenges. The Bible is the word of God. It does not change. It reveals God: His character, works and eternal essence to any sincere seeker. The call has gone out to fallen man to rise in salvation and righteousness, ready for fellowship with him in time and eternity. The end-time battle rages on and the devil is digging deep, fighting fast, furious and dirty.
Faith and obedience to his unchanging word are veritable panaceas for all of life’s challenges. Do not be a scoffer. Doubt not its veracity. Repent and receive forgiveness. God is mighty to save.
Thought for the day: God’s word is the road map for all pilgrims.
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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.