DCLM Daily Manna 21 January 2020 Devotional By Pastor W.F Kumuyi – Watch Your Tongue
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TEXT: ISAIAH 3:1-12
KEY VERSE: “Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings” (ISAIAH 3:10).
George Jones, a song writer, in his piece scripted:
“You can’t do wrong and get by;
No matter how much you may try;
Nothing hidden can be,
Everything he doth see;
You can’t do wrong and get by “.
The principle of cause and effect has always been a reality. Those who sow to the wind, always reap the whirlwind. The Bible is replete with individuals who brought curses and punishments to themselves by the wrong use of their tongue.
The children of Israel spent 40 years in the wilderness instead of 40 days on the journey to the Promised Land because of their sin and unbridled tongue. Also, for careless utterances and rebellion, Korah and 250 men of Israel were swallowed up as the earth opened its mouth (Numbers 26:10). Michal, David’s wife, remained barren all through her life because she did not apply her tongue wisely.
God’s judgment against such sins did not stop with the Old Testament people. He visited many with His wrath in the New Testament; such punishment are still being meted out to those who tread such pernicious paths today. In every dispensation, God has not hidden His displeasure against sin. Our text says that Jerusalem and Judah fell; they were overrun by the enemies because of their evil doings and wrong use of their tongue.
DCLM Daily Manna 21 January 2020 – Watch Your Tongue
Believers are warned to refrain from any act that attracts God’s punishment. They must be wary of rash criticisms and sins that attract His displeasure. While God punishes sinners, He abundantly blesses those who walk in His ways. He does not use the same brush to tar different roads, if they are not similar. While He punished Jerusalem and Judah on one hand, on the other, He said, “Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings”.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You can’t afford to be a new creature with an old mindset.
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DCLM Daily Manna 21 January 2020 Devotional 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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