DCLM Daily Manna 6 March 2019 Devotional by Pastor W.F Kumuyi

Topic: Trusting God for Safety

Text: Psalm 16:1-11 (KJV)

Key Verse: “Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust” (Psalm 16:1).


The psalmist here expresses his confidence in God for protection and his gratitude for His goodness towards him; his delight in the people of God and his abhorrence of idol worship. He thanks God for all His provisions and counsels. As he sets the Lord before him, he believes he would not be moved and he hopes that even in death, he would rest in hope and travel “the path of life” that would lead him to God’s joyful presence. This psalm was twice quoted as referring to Christ in the New Testament.

Saints of God over the generations, have had implicit confidence in God’s trustworthiness in preserving them from evil even when they walked “through the valley of the shadow of death”. The reason is that God never changes. Walking in this assurance keeps the Christian pilgrim free from all unnecessary fears and anxiety which bedevil those who have not found rest in Christ.

Today, people are troubled about many things – weather, economy, family matters, health issue and other concern. For those who are not abiding under “the shadow of the Almighty”, there is danger because the evil one is walking about as a roaring lion seeking whom to destroy. But thankfully, through Christ, the power of God has been made available to as many as will believe and trust Him. The onus lies on every individual therefore to “seek [God now], while he may be found, [and to call] upon him while he is near”. There is a rest for the people of God both now and in eternity. Everyone who desires this rest can come to Him because He is good to all.

Thought For The Day: God’s strong hands are sufficient to keep His children in safety.

The Bible In One Year: Leviticus 25-27

DCLM Daily Manna 6 March 2019 was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

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