Pastor W.F. Kumuyi: DCLM Daily Manna 20 January 2023
Welcome to Deeper Christian Life Ministry DCLM Daily Manna Devotional for Friday 20th January 2023, a powerful devotional message by Pastor Kumuyi!
DO YOU KNOW? Pst. William Folorunso Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry situated at Gbagada, Lagos, Nigeria. He is the author of several Christian books and devotionals. William Folorunso Kumuyi celebrated his 80th Birthday on 6 June 2021.
TOPIC: LEARN AND KEEP
“And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.” – (Deuteronomy 5:1)
READ: Deuteronomy 5:1-9 (KJV)
MESSAGE For DCLM Daily Manna 20 January 2023 Devotional:
Communication practice and theory teach that repeating and re-echoing events and messages when done in the right way, adds emphasis, aids understanding of the message and prolongs its effects. Good repetition has been described as a powerful tool that can be used to make your audience develop interest or believe in your words. Although not many people want to repeat what they have previously said, most famous sayings and speeches contain repetitions.
As a God-ordained minister and leader, Moses would not shy away from reminding the children of Israel of the statutes (laws) and judgments (precepts) that have been previously given to them by God in Horeb. He also reminded them that they were a people of covenant with God. First, Moses reiterated that the statutes, judgments and covenants were meant for the people of his time lest they come under the illusion that these things applied only to previous generations. He reminded them of their great deliverance from Egypt and the lifelong divine decree against idolatry. In all, he emphasized the need for the Israelites to learn, keep and do God’s commandment in order to escape divine judgment.
Today’s society is characterized by flagrant disobedience to God’s commandments. Idolatry, immorality, avarice, violent crimes, anti-God policies, mere religiosity and other vices are spreading fast. Attempts are constantly made to stop the spread of God’s word and righteous preachers from re-echoing the all-important message of righteousness. At best, many would have wished a society without the statutes and judgments of God. Yet we know that a world without God’s word is groping in absolute darkness.
The Lord wants every child of His to learn, keep His commandments and rehearse it for others. Salvation through Christ’s atoning sacrifice, heart purification, baptism in the Holy Ghost and consistent Christian living must be repeated at every opportunity.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Learning God’s word is good, doing it is better.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: