DCLM Daily Manna 19 July 2022 Devotional By Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Safe And Secure In Christ
TOPIC: Safe And Secure In Christ (DCLM Daily Manna 19 July 2022)
TEXT: Colossians 3:1-3 (KJV)
1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
KEY VERSE: “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” – (Colossians 3:3)
Between November 2019 to August 2020, Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic took the world by storm, leaving many deaths in its trail. This disease episode exposed the vulnerability of man, world governments and big corporations to the fact that we are limited beings in time, knowledge and space. The global lockdown that lasted for months showed how insecure we are.
Our passage of reflection shows us where true safety and security can be found. God, in His wisdom, has always provided man with an ‘ark of salvation’ in every dispensation. For Noah and his generation, God provided a physical ark; for Moses and his people, He provided them the law and commandments including the ark of covenant. For the Church age, He has provided us His only begotten Son who is our Paschal Lamb.
However, man’s greatest problem and threat is sin. This was masterfully and summarily defeated and purged by Christ Jesus through His vicarious blood shed on the cross. Faith in this divine work secures for the believer, the temporary and eternal safety and security he needs.
The fact that we are dead to sin and our lives hid with Christ in God should be heart-warming to every committed and steadfast believer. We must compel and counsel those who are not yet convinced or somewhat ignorant of this truth to turn to the Master, appreciate and cherish this glorious provision. This is the only way to become safe and secured in this world.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Our security in time and eternity is in Christ alone.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
- Lord, let the truth of what I am in Christ sink into my heart and understanding.
- Help me to set my heart to be seeking heavenly spiritual things.
- Father, deliver and cleanse me from the love of the world with all it can offer.
- Let the resurrected life of Christ be increasing in all your saints.
HYMN: I am bought not with silver and gold.(GHS 36)
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.