DCLM Daily Manna 17 June 2018 Devotional by Pastor Kumuyi
Topic: Worthy Of Praise
Bible Text: Matthew 2:1-15 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and …they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11).
Message: DCLM Daily Manna 17 June 2018 Devotional by Pastor Kumuyi – Worthy Of Praise
C.H. Spurgeon, taking a stroll with a friend, noticed a weather vane, which had the inscription “God is love”. Spurgeon remarked to his friend that he did not consider a constantly changing vane appropriate for advertising a very constant and unchanging love of God. “I don’t agree with you, Charles” replied his friend. “You misconstrue the meaning. What the weather vane is telling us is that whichever way the wind blows, God is love”.
The love of God, from the beginning, has no boundaries. “God so loved the world…” (John 3:16). There was a prophecy that from Bethlehem in the land of Judah, a governor that would rule Israel shall come and cannot be disputed. Still His coming was revealed not to wise men in Jerusalem but to wise men (philosophers) in the east. And these men showed Israel how to honour a king. When they heard of the news of His birth, they set out on a long journey to see and worship. The key verse in the text captures the demonstration of their wisdom in recognising divinity personified in the Infant in a lowly manger.
DCLM Daily Manna 17 June 2018 Devotional by Pastor Kumuyi – Worthy Of Praise
The visit of the Magi to the baby Jesus presents a lot of lessons to believers and to unbelievers alike. Many believers complain through life, rather than daily enter His court with thanksgiving (Psalm 100: 1,2). Ingratitude attracts divine disapproval and shuts heaven’s open door. God’s gracious works in our lives, such as our manifold redemption, deliverance from all evil and sanctification among others, should spur our hearts to constantly lift up His name.
Unbelievers should learn that Jesus is the King of kings, Saviour and Redeemer who has paid the price of sin for the whole world. All they need to do is repent, confess and forsake their sins and join the happy saints in joyful adoration of God’s name.
Thought For The Day: Praise decorates humanity.
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DCLM Daily Manna 17 June 2018 Devotional 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.