DCLM Daily Manna 10 August 2019 Devotional – When Gods Fail, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
TODAY’S TOPIC: When Gods Fail
TEXT: 1 Kings 14:1-20
KEY VERSE: “At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick. And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and get thee to Shiloh: behold, there is Ahijah the prophet, which told me that I should be king over this people” – (1 Kings 14:1,2).
DCLM Daily Manna 10 August 2019 Devotional – MESSAGE:
Sooner or later, idols will disappoint its worshippers. Charles Spurgeon in a message once said: “Brethren, the whole history of the human race is a record of the wars of the Lord against idolatry. The right hand of the Lord hath dashed in pieces the enemy and cast the ancient idols to the ground. Behold the heaps of Nineveh! Search for the desolations of Babylon! Look upon the broken temples of Greece! See the ruins of Pagan Rome!
Journey where you will, you behold the dilapidated temples of the gods and the ruined empires of their foolish votaries. The moles and the bats have covered with forgetfulness the once-famous deities of Chaldea and Assyria. The Lord hath made bare his arm and eased him of his adversaries, for Jehovah, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.”
King Jeroboam was greatly favoured by God Who enthroned him and gave him ten tribes (Northern Kingdom) out of the twelve tribes in Israel. However, because of self-will and disobedience, he forsook the Lord. Jeroboam threw the favour of God away and embraced idols. He led Israel into unimaginable depths of debauchery. His idolatrous practices and evil became a point of reference for many generations.
Today: DCLM Daily Manna 10 August 2019 by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
Now, his son Abijah was sick and his idols could not help him. He then remembered Jehovah God Whom he had abandoned. Instead of seeking God wholeheartedly in humility, he tried to trick Ahijah to help him out. Idols are bound to disappoint ultimately. It is only those who put their faith in Jehovah God that are secure.
Many come to God for healing, marriage, children or other forms of miracles, only to abandon Him as soon as they receive what they need. They are not interested in salvation. The Lord has a Word for them: “Behold, thou art made whole, sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee” (John 5:14). Evil will surely come to the disobedient sooner or later. Beware!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Seek God with all sincerity to avoid eternal regrets.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Esther 6-10
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