Topic: Worthy Of Praises [DCLM Daily Manna 18 January 2020 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Psalm 107:17-30
17 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.
19 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.
20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
21 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.
23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
24 These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.
25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
Key Verse: “Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” – (Psalm 107:21)
An appreciative spirit is a sign of good conduct and attitude. Such attitude always attract additional benefits. It is expedient that believers of all ages develop this attitude as a way of life because with it, we respond to God’s goodness in our lives, family, nation and ministry.
At whatever point in life, there is always something for which to be grateful unto God. The deliverance from the foolishness and negative effects of the sinful life, freedom from the afflictions of the wicked one, answer to prayers in times of sickness, trouble, distress and fear, and the gracious salvation from eternal destruction in the lake of fire should elicit spontaneous gratitude from the depths of our hearts unto the great God of heaven and earth. What shall we say of the wonders of His creation which are daily manifest in the air, on land and in the deep? The whole realm of nature, as beautifully made, are all under His firm control. The sea waves and stormy ocean move at His command and all creatures therein.
Here then is the challenge the psalmist poses to the wise in the text. Fools may not appreciate God but the believer ought to do so. “Let them”, he enjoins, “sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing”.
We should this day have a detailed retrospect of all the dealings and doings of this wonderful God in our lives and raise up an altar of praise unto Him who is worthy of all praises and adoration.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord.
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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.