Our Daily Manna 2nd April 2021 ODM Devotional by Bishop Dr Chris Kwakpovwe, Founder Our Daily Manna and Other Daily Devotionals
TOPIC: THE LESSON A PROFESSOR LEARNT FROM A MAD MAN (Read ODM April 2021)
Scripture: 1 CORINTHIANS 1: 21-23
Beloved, no matter how rich, educated, or connected you may be, never look down upon anybody or write anybody off. This is because that person you look down upon today may hold the key to your safety, life or success tomorrow.
That is the lesson a professor learnt from a mad man, during one of his travels. A professor had a tire blown out in motion and struggled to stop the car at a dangerous spot, notorious for armed robbery, in one of the States of Western Nigeria. Good enough, the professor had a good spare tire and a good jack. But guess what? When the tire burst, the nuts used to fasten them to the car had all fallen off. This left the professor confused because there was no spare part shop for many kilometers.
But while the professor stared at the car hopelessly, a mad man passed by and greeted him good aftemoon, sir. The professor ignored him and didn’t respond to his greeting, But the mad man walked by the professor again, looked at him, and said: Foolish man, take a nut from each of the other three tires and use it to fasten the tire that has lost all its nuts. That way, every, the tire will have three nuts fastening them. At least will take you to the next city where you can buy the remaining one nut for each tire.
Foolish man! And the mad man walked away. Being a professor meant he was a knowledgeable and intelligent person, but he couldn’t figure out what to do to get him out of the situation. The professor despised and looked down on the mad man. He never expected anything good or reasonable from him but he was wrong. It was the mad man’s suggestion that took him out of the dangerous spot he found himself that day.
This humbled him. Today’s Basic Scripture(Vs.27)) says: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world and things which are despised, hath God chosen. and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are.”
In other words, never look down or write off anybody, no condition, situation, or circumstances surrounding them. AND NEVER WRITE OFF YOURSELF! Just like the mad man, God can use anybody to deliver the blessing, the idea or the life-saving suggestion that you desperately need, into your hands. So, be humble! Mufti Menk once said: “Always have your feet firmly planted on the ground and stay humble. Don’t look down on others, no matter how less well-off they appear.
Remember, the one you look down on today might be the person you have to look up to tomorrow. Such is life.” Proverbs 16:18 says: “Pride goeth before destruction: and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Pride makes it difficult for a proud person to relate downwards.
And if the life-saving idea he or she needs is with somebody below him/her, pride is very likely going to deprive him or her of that life-saving idea. This is how pride goes before destruction. The lessons that heaven wants you to take away from today’s devotional are: BE HUMBLE! 2. NEVER SAY, NEVER. God will make a way where there seems to be NO WAY! Be humble! Pray now!
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Our Daily Manna 1 April 2021 ODM Devotional Prayer Points:
1. In your own words, pray about today’s word as you are led now.
2. Behold, He that keepeth my life, family and ministry shall neither slumber nor sleep. I reject panic, worry, anxiety, depression, or self-pity in Jesus’ name.
3. Lord, my eyes are on You ALONE!
Thanks for reading Today’s Our Daily Manna 1 April 2021 ODM Devotional written by Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe the founder of the various Manna Prayer Mountain (MPM) worldwide.