Topic: You Must Continue [DCLM Daily Manna 8 February 2020 Daily Devotional By Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: John 8:31-32
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Key Verse: “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed” (John 8:31).
A political aspirant had gone to his community to canvass for votes so that he would return to the country’s legislative house for a second term. Hardly had he started his speech when the community reacted.
He had promised them a dam to irrigate their farms four years before. But the project was abandoned as soon as it was started because he did not pursue it to completion. That was how his political career ended. His error was attributed to his inability to continue with people-oriented projects.
Jesus made it clear to His disciples and listeners that while it was good to hear His word, it was much better to obey and continue in it by allowing our conduct and conversation to be guided and governed by it. This is the only way one can claim to be a disciple of His. And it is only when we continue in the word of God that we will know the truth that sets free from sin. Many contemporary believers who profess to be sanctified and Spirit-filled do not live their lives to mirror the word of God. God cannot permit us to tell a lie because we are in danger. Holiness and righteousness must be our watchword every second. Backsliding is also not permitted. A man or woman who dies in sin will spend eternity in hell. Thus, we must continue in the word of God.
We must start our lives each day with the Scriptures and end the day with it. Employees who disobey employers cannot remain in their jobs for long. No one can claim to be a disciple of Jesus without carrying his cross and following Him. To prove that we are true disciples of Christ, we must have strong desire for the Word, to study and abide by it. “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed”.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A disciple must continue in the word of his Master.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Matthew 24-25
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.