DCLM Daily Manna 8 June 2022 (Wednesday) Devotional | Deeper Life Devotional Guide By Pastor W.F Kumuyi
DCLM Daily Manna 8 June 2022 Devotional
TOPIC: Good Things Happen To Bad People
TEXT: Job 21:1-21
“Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power? They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.” – (Job 21:7,13)
DCLM Daily Manna 8 June 2022 MESSAGE:
Often in our haste to pass judgment on people who may be going through confounding situations, we jump to wrong conclusions about them. We argue that if they are suffering adversities, then their sins must be great. We believe that God punishes people according to the magnitude of their transgressions. But God is not man; He may in His sovereign will permit evil people to prosper more than believers.
This was the point Job sought to convey to his friend, Zophar, who had concluded that Job was in great distress because of his sins. But in his stout rebuttal, Job reminded him that the wicked do enjoy long life. Their businesses flourish and their days are spent in great wealth.
Spared of instant judgment for their sins, they push God aside and “desire not the knowledge of His ways”. While he stressed that “the counsel of the wicked is far from me”, he was not oblivious that eventually, the wicked will face destruction and experience the wrath of the Almighty.
We must not be quick to pass judgment on others, irrespective of how grievous a sinner they may be. The reason is because God does as He pleases with individuals. We must never fall into the temptation of using the circumstances surrounding people to measure how good or bad they are. Sinners who are enjoying God’s beneficence must see it as an opportunity to repent. If they fail, God will soon come hard on them with His fiery judgment.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Those who neglect God’s mercy now will face His judgment in eternity.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
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DCLM Daily Manna 8 June 2022 (Wednesday) | Deeper Life Devotional Guide was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria. DCLM Daily Manna 8 June 2022.