DCLM Daily Manna 26 July 2019 – No Open Vision, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
TOPIC: No Open Vision
TEXT: 1 Samuel 3:1-10
KEY VERSE: “And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision” – (1 Samuel 3:1).
DCLM Daily Manna 26 July 2019 – MESSAGE:
The gift of sight is a great gift indeed but the gift of vision is by far greater. With the eyes, we see the physical world around us but the beauty of vision is that we see the visible and invisible.
It was a tragedy that the nation of Israel had descended into moral and spiritual darkness so much that both the high priest, ecclesiastical body and the people had no light and no one among them saw an open vision.
It was not age or the dimness of the eyes of Eli that caused this spiritual blackout. Rather, it was the gradual but steady departure of Eli, his household and the people of Israel away from God that plunged the nation into physical and spiritual darkness. The Lord had warned of His impending severe judgment on Eli and his household because of the sins which he knew about but failed to deal with effectively and promptly (1 Samuel 3:11?-13).
Today: DCLM Daily Manna 26 July 2019
How we need to watch over personal, family and societal well-being to avoid God’s displeasure! Little did Eli know that a divine hammer was to fall upon him and his household with eternal consequences. He slept like at other times but woke up that day only to discover that God had finished with him and his lineage in the priesthood office.
We need to fear God who has the power both to kill and to cast into hell (Matthew 10:28). Eli had the opportunity and privilege to change the destiny for himself, family and nation through repentance and supplication to God but chose to be indifferent about the situation. The aftermath of his response to this serious matter was too heartbreaking for him to bear.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Daily personal examination and prayer will save you eternal regrets and pain.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 2 Chronicles 26-29
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