Topic: The Saint’s Confidence [DCLM Daily Manna 14 May 2019 Daily Devotional]
Text: Job 23:1-17 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me” (Job 23:6).
An American business executive sat on the park bench, head in hand, because he was deep in debt without any hope of liquidity at sight. Suddenly, an old man came near and listened to his story of business woes. Then he gave him an unsolicited cheque of USD500,000 signed by John D. Rockefeller, the then world’s richest man. “I can erase my money worries in an instant!” he exclaimed in his monologue. However, rather than cashing the cheque, he kept it in his safe. Confident in the existence of the cheque, he changed his businesss strategies by negotiating better deals and securing extended terms of payment, while closing several big sales.
These new strategies paid off as he offset his debts and began to record profits again within a short period. He realised then that it was his confidence in the supposed existence of the half a million dollars that encouraged his changed strategies and breakthrough.
In an outward expression of his personal holiness, Job justified his bitter complaint over his afflictions and desired desperately an audience with the immutable, invincible and omnipotent God. He desired his quick trial and self-assured acquittal by the impartial God of justice whose presence and omnipotence he feared.
Like Job, irrespective of our seeming unpalatable, prevailing circumstances, we gain the confidence and boldness to approach the throne of grace in prayer after an objective spiritual self-examination and assurance by the Holy Spirit of our right standing with God. How much of God do you know? And how often do you desire to be in His presence in season and out of season? He is our sufficiency in all things. Hence, our faith must be reposed on Him at all times.
Thought For The Day: Believers’ confidence in the Lord should move them to superlative exploits.
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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.