DCLM Daily Manna 31 July 2019 – Wicked Oppressors, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
TOPIC: Wicked Oppressors
TEXT: Psalm 73:1-28
KEY VERSE: “How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors” – (Psalm 73:19).
DCLM Daily Manna 31 July 2019 – MESSAGE:
Having power and authority over others often reveals the true state of a man’s heart. Tyranny is fed and sustained by having an edge over others in some areas of life. The text reveals the actions and attitudes of the wicked rich who pride themselves in their wealth. They would taunt and oppress the poor; they blaspheme God and would say “…How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the Most High?” (Psalm 73:11). What these wicked oppressors do not know is that the Most High God is wise in heart. He has predetermined the judgment and the end of such individuals.
The psalmist was almost carried away by the apparent success and stress-free lifestyle of the ungodly who prospered in their own worldly ways.
Today, many are destitute of the fear and grace of God in different spheres of life supposedly ‘making it’ in flagrant disobedience to God’s word and precepts. We should, like the psalmist, reflect on the truth of the Scriptures. Where does the way these men have chosen for themselves take them?
And what legacy and posterity are they leaving behind as they eventually exit this life? We should be careful not to be misled into a false hope in short-lived material possessions. We should let the joy of God fill our hearts as we rest on divine supplies. We should follow the examples of the saints of old who walked with God despite their material fortunes.
Today: DCLM Daily Manna 31 July 2019 by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
We can learn much from the patriarch Abraham who did not allow his great wealth to becloud his sense of judgment in relating with his young protégé, Lot. Abraham did not use his enormous riches and influence to lord it over his nephew when there was a strife between their herdsmen over land rights.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God’s blessings should not add sorrow to any life or used to oppress others.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Timothy 1-6
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