Our Daily Manna daily devotional by Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe for today is here. Digest the word of the lord and pray believing in his promises.
TOPIC OF OUR DAILY MANNA FOR WEDNESDAY 14TH AUGUST IS “LIFE CYCLORAMA!”
Basic Scripture : Ecclesiastes 12: 1-14
Welcome! Ecclesiastes is the kind of book a person would write near the end of his or her life, reflecting on life’s experiences and the painful or gainful lessons learned. I would call it a ‘CYCLORAMA’ which means a picture of an object uncovered or unrolled (a part at a time), before a crowd. I also call it a ‘PANORAMA’ meaning an unobstructed or complete view of an area in every direction; a comprehensive presentation of a subject or an object!
Such is the divine Book of Ecclesiastes! Solomon wrote Proverbs from the viewpoint of a wise teacher! He wrote Song of Songs from the viewpoint of a royal, passionate lover! But when he wrote Ecclesiastes, he called himself “the Preacher.” The Hebrew word for PREACHER is “Koheleth.” and it is the title given to an official speaker who calls an assembly.
Now catch this: The Greek word for “assembly” is ‘Ekklesia,’ and thus the original manuscripts of the Bible version gives us the English title of this book, as Ecclesiastes (from ‘Ekklesia’). In this book of the Bible, Solomon does not say. “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow you die.” Instead, he (THE PREACHER) speaks to his invisible assembly -YOU AND I – to trust God and enjoy what we do have rather than complain about what we don’t have! Did you get that?
He summarizes that Life is short and life is difficult, so make the most of it while you can, WITHOUT COMPLAINING! Halleluyah! Solomon opens the book with three-thought-provoking news: 1. Nothing has really changed since creation! 2. Nothing is really new! 3. Nothing is understood! After experimenting and investigating “life under the sun,” he then concluded, “No, life is not worth living!” Ha! And he gave four arguments to support his conclusion -The monotony of life, the vanity of wisdom, the futility of wealth, and the certainty of death.
Oh, today’s devotional is a special course in life’s university! The Holy Ghost wants you to see the four conclusions above and re-dedicate your life, family and ministry to the service of your God! ALL IS VANITY! Worry less! Laugh often! Live simple! And refuse to miss HEAVEN AT LAST! Pray now! ODM is the best gift item always!
PRAYER POINTS: Take any song of consecration now.
1. In your own words, pray about today’s word as led now.
2. Thank you LORD for reminding me that LIFE IS A VANITY CYCLE!
- Lord, teach me to number my days, to enable me to apply my heart to WISDOM!
- Forgive anyone that has hurt you now! Clean up any SECRET SIN now!