DCLM Daily Manna 2nd March 2022 | A Soft Answer
DCLM Daily Manna Tuesday 1st March 2022
Welcome to Deeper Life Daily Manna Devotional for Wednesday 2 March 2022, written by Pastor W.F. Kumuyi. May the Lord Almighty bless you as you study and pray! Kindly share with other people.
DCLM Daily Manna Wednesday 2nd March 2022 | Devotional
TOPIC: A SOFT ANSWER
TEXT: Judges 8:1-3
KEY VERSE: “God hath delivered into your hands the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb; and what was I able to do in comparison of you? Then their anger was abated toward him, when he had said that.” – (Judges 8:3)
DCLM Daily Manna 2nd March 2022 | MESSAGE:
The scriptural truth that a soft answer turns away wrath played out well in the situation between Gideon and the aggrieved men of Ephraim over the battle against the Midianites. In all good conscience and truth, Gideon had sought God and indeed the support of other Israelites including the men of Ephraim in the present war against Midian. It was reported that “Gideon sent messengers throughout all mount Ephraim, saying, Come down against the Midianites, and take before them the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan.
Then all the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and took the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan” (Judges 7:24). The Ephraimites turned around to confront Gideon for not mobilising them to join the battle from the beginning. They did not bear in mind that it was God’s battle, as He scaled down the number of soldiers earlier assembled for this battle. The attitude of the feuding Ephraimites was not founded on reasonable grounds.
However, the reaction of Gideon to the Ephraimites in this circumstance is commendable. We should not join issues with individuals who are in the wrong and do not understand the mind of God and the workings of His Spirit. Gideon knew that he had not offended any man, but still rendered detailed apologies to his chiding brothers.
We must learn to follow peace with all men and maintain holiness of life without which no man shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14). God will avert all troubles for us as we follow His directive and trust Him for promised victory.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A soft answer is golden indeed.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Corinthians 5-9