DCLM Daily Manna 28 August 2019 – Wasted Inheritance, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
TODAY’S TOPIC: WASTED INHERITANCE
TEXT: 1 Kings 14:21-31
KEY VERSE: “And he took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king’s house; he even took away all: and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made” – (1 Kings 14:26).
MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 28 August 2019
Rehoboam missed it as soon as he ascended the throne of the mighty kingdom he inherited from his father and grandfather by rejecting the God-guided counsel of the old men concerning the request of the people of Israel. He had lived with Solomon a man of wisdom all his life but he could not discern the old men’s counsel as a godly one.
Following Rehoboam’s insensitivity towards national issues, Israel was divided into two kingdoms. The two tribes over which he then reigned went into sin and they became spiritually and morally corrupt. Consequently, just five years into the reign of Rehoboam, all the treasures, both of the house of God and of the king’s house including the shields of gold made by Solomon disappeared. God permitted Shishak, the king of Egypt to invade the land of Judah and soon, all the glamour and glory faded. The gold turned into brass.
Today: DCLM Daily Manna 28 August 2019 by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
When people forfeit real goals for wrong ones, such as temporary power, position, popularity, prestige and wealth, they end up chasing shadows without substance, thereby becoming perpetual slaves to Satan and his cohorts. Some Christians have carelessly wasted and exchanged their eternal inheritance for modern-day idolatry. They forget that they that want to be rich at all cost often fall into temptation.
As heaven-bound believers, we must not lose sight of the great inheritance God has given to us through His Son. We should jealously watch over it and graciously develop and grow into greater spiritual heights until our great King comes to take us into our eternal inheritance. Always remember that when a man removes God from his life, everything else becomes useless, no matter how valuable it may seem.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Setting goals without God leads to irrecoverable loss.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 44-50
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