DCLM Daily Manna 5 June 2022 Devotional By Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Obey God, Even In Gloomy Times
TOPIC: Obey God, Even In Gloomy Times (DCLM Daily Manna 5 June 2022)
TEXT: Exodus 6:1-13 (KJV)
1 Then the Lord said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.
2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the Lord:
3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.
4 And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.
5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.
6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:
7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the Lord.
9 And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
10 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.
12 And Moses spake before the Lord, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?
13 And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
KEY VERSE: “And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt” (EXODUS 6:13).
People who have small problems in life often receive small answers when they call upon God. But when the challenge is great, then comes the opportunity for God to do great things by His great power and fulfil His promise. It is at such a time that God shows that He is the Almighty.
Our passage opens with God’s assurance to Moses that Pharaoh’s resistance would collapse after experiencing His strong-arm tactics. Then he would be forced to drive the Israelites out of his land. God urged Moses not to despair, reaffirming His lordship over all men. He recounted His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and His promise to give the Israelites their own land in Canaan, to free them from captivity in Egypt, to make them His own people, and to be their God.
God’s faithfulness does not change with the passage of time. What He had said to their forefathers many years earlier, would be fulfilled in their time, whether they believed it or not. But this was not comforting enough to the children of Israel because of the anguish of their spirit. In spite of their unbelief, God sent Moses back to Pharaoh with the same message.
God does not want us to give up. Setbacks may arise, turning people away from receiving the word of God. Yet, like Moses, we must continue to receive God’s message. Rather than focus on our problems, we should focus on God and keep trusting Him even when our situation seems impossible.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Obedience counts most when success appears slim.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Chronicles 16-20
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.