DCLM Daily Manna 11th October 2019 Devotional – Abused Privilege, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
TODAY’S TOPIC: ABUSED PRIVILEGE
KEY VERSE: “I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies” – (Jeremiah 12:7).
MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 11th October 2019 Devotional
For any relationship or league to be permanent and for the privileges and benefits in such a relationship to be continually enjoyed, the terms and conditions agreed must be continually upheld. Once a party betrays the relationship and tends to take the privileges for granted, he ultimately loses the privileges.
The children of Israel must have thought that their place and privilege with God was irrevocable. Thus, they treated Him with contempt and gave themselves over to licentiousness. God was no longer going to bear with them. Though He had regarded them as His house, heritage, beloved and His richest portion; yet, all these did not prevent Him from becoming their Judge.
Christians must always bear this truth in mind. God is loving and eternally unchanging. He is faithful and ever consistent with every promise He has made. He regards the Christians as the apple of His eyes, peculiar people, a chosen generation, His dearly beloved and bride and has given them unlimited access to His provisions. His ultimate plan is to have believers spend eternity with Him. But all these are premised on a simple condition of obedience to His word.
There is no way a Christian can take God for granted, abuse the privileges given to him by living in outright and flagrant disobedience to Him and still hope to continue to enjoy His favour and blessing. No one, no matter his acclaimed spiritual position or standing is eternally secured unconditionally. Get it right; God loves you and wants you to keep enjoying all the privileges He has given you but you must ensure you don’t abuse this in anyway. Daily obedience to His word will keep you secured in His blessings.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: No condition is unconditionally permanent.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Isaiah 22-25
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