Daily Manna devotional by Pastor Kumuyi of the Deeper Christain Life Ministry for today is here. Digest the word of the lord and pray believing
TOPIC OF DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL FOR WEDNESDAY 14TH AUGUST IS “GODLY WISDOM PAYS”
TEXT: Isaiah 19:11-19
KEY VERSE: Isaiah 19:19
“In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD” .
It has rightly been asserted that in times of crisis, the wise build bridges while the foolish build barriers. The Scriptures rightly teach that the preaching of the Cross is foolishness to them that perish but the power of God unto salvation to those who are saved.
Prophet Isaiah spoke about the impending judgment of God on Egypt. He predicted the failure of Egyptian wisdom and culture. Specifically, Isaiah gives some prophecies to be fulfilled when God’s judgment would come on Egypt. The Egyptians would fear Judah when they realise their judgment had come from God; and after a time of hardship and suffering, some people would worship the Lord and build altars to honour God.
Thus, the prophet saw a day when Egypt would be converted to the knowledge of the Lord. “That day” refers to end-time events associated with the Great Tribulation and Christ’s Millennium reign on earth. During the Great Tribulation, the inhabitants of the earth will face the fury of God through the Antichrist while in the Millennium reign, all would worship the Lord Jesus Christ.
To escape the danger of hell and the evil reign of the Antichrist, it is godly wisdom to turn away from worldly wisdom that exalts entertainment, pride, promiscuity, permissiveness, mammon, idolatry, cruelty, and all shades of sin; and return to the narrow way of the cross that leads home.
Total surrender to Christ today guarantees complete freedom from sin and its consequences. Therefore, godly wisdom teaches us that the controlling factor of all of life should be the fear of God and submission to His word.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Job 6-10
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