Daily Manna Devotional
Thursday, 18 August 2016
Topic: A Greater Than Solomon
Text: 2 Chronicles 9:1-12
Key Verse: “For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause” (Job 9:17).
An excellent and enduring way to please God in our service to Him is when the purity of Christian conduct draws unbelievers to us as they marvel at why we are different from the crowd. When they come close to us, they do not see us but the One who gave us the grace enabling us to live changed lives.
It was not different with the Queen of Sheba who came to confirm what she had heard about Solomon’s greatness in the text under consideration. It is instructive to note that after establishing the veracity of the reports she had heard about Solomon, she could not but give the credit to God almighty. When the believer is lauded by man, he or she must not hesitate to set the record straight. God is behind all our successes. It is not our might, but God’s grace. That was what Peter meant when he addressed the people of Jerusalem who stood amazed at the great miracle of the healing of the lame man (Acts 3:12, 13).
Jesus who is greater than Solomon and Peter is in our midst today to command our attention with more astonishing signs, wonders and miracles. He has come with the gift of salvation which all the wisdom and riches of Solomon and the world cannot purchase. He offers matchless peace and prosperity to mankind. He is waiting for you to fully plug into Him.
Thought for the day: In God only can be found a true life more abundant.
Bible Reading in one Year: Job 31-34