DCLM Daily Manna 22 May 2022 Devotional By Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — The Love We Owe Him
TOPIC: The Love We Owe Him (DCLM Daily Manna 22 May 2022)
TEXT: Psalm 116:1-9 (KJV)
1 I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
4 Then called I upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
5 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
6 The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.
8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
9 I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
KEY VERSE: “I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.” – (Psalm 116:1)
Love varies from person to person and people show it for different reasons. Some love more because they see it as the debt they owe the object of their love. They do not seem to have a better way of expressing their gratitude than loving so much and unashamedly.
In the text, the psalmist expressed his love for the Lord and gave the reasons for such love. He had almost been swallowed up by death due to the sickness and pain he went through that had brought him great sorrow. When all hope seemed lost, the Lord showed up to deliver him after he had cried out to Him for help. In expressing this love, he determined to walk before the Lord every day of his life.
There is no other way we can show our gratitude to the Lord for all the mercies we receive from Him every day than to love Him unreservedly. The clearest expression of our love for the Lord and our show of thanksgiving is the giving of ourselves totally to Him without holding back anything.
How real, deep and sincere is your love for the Lord? Have you given yourself wholly to Him without holding back anything? Is it your pleasure to walk daily in His presence and please Him always? Do the thanksgiving and the gifts that you bring match the mercy that you have received from the Lord? Do not forget; the more we love the Lord, the more of His grace and mercies we receive.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
The Lord rightly deserves all our love.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
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.