DCLM Daily Manna 25 April 2022 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi – Avoidable Consequence
TOPIC: Avoidable Consequence (DCLM Daily Manna 25 April 2022)
TEXT: Jeremiah 19:1-15 (KJV)
1 Thus saith the Lord, Go and get a potter’s earthen bottle, and take of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the priests;
2 And go forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the east gate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee,
3 And say, Hear ye the word of the Lord, O kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem; Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle.
4 Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;
5 They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind:
6 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The valley of the son of Hinnom, but The valley of slaughter.
7 And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hands of them that seek their lives: and their carcases will I give to be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.
8 And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof.
9 And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them.
10 Then shalt thou break the bottle in the sight of the men that go with thee,
11 And shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Even so will I break this people and this city, as one breaketh a potter’s vessel, that cannot be made whole again: and they shall bury them in Tophet, till there be no place to bury.
12 Thus will I do unto this place, saith the Lord, and to the inhabitants thereof, and even make this city as Tophet:
13 And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all the houses upon whose roofs they have burned incense unto all the host of heaven, and have poured out drink offerings unto other gods.
14 Then came Jeremiah from Tophet, whither the Lord had sent him to prophesy; and he stood in the court of the Lord’s house; and said to all the people,
15 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns all the evil that I have pronounced against it, because they have hardened their necks, that they might not hear my words.
KEY VERSE: “Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns all the evil that I have pronounced against it, because they have hardened their necks, that they might not hear my words.” – (Jeremiah 19:15)
DCLM Daily Manna For Today MESSAGE:
There is a law of cause and effect in the universe. A man who acquired a new turbo-engine car, arrogantly refused to read the owner’s manual. He took the high velocity car for a test drive; he crashed the car and died on the spot. The manufacturer had written boldly in the manual, “Reduce speed at sharp corners”. In these days of liberal philosophy, ignoring God and casting His words behind has become the new normal.
Before God brought the Israelites into the Promise Land, He gave them “dos and don’ts” to observe. These laws were meant to regulate their relationship with Him and preserve their spiritual sanctity. But over time, they abandoned the One who delivered them from servitude in Egypt and started worshiping strange gods of the land.
God, in His mercy, sent prophets like Jeremiah to warn them but they remained adamant in rebellion until He pronounced judgment upon them, which came to pass.
Today, in preference for modern philosophies and ideologies, some Christians have abandoned God. But wilful disobedience does not in any way obliterate His existence nor cancel the certainty of His warnings. We must always remember that God means what He says. Divine judgment awaits backsliders, but there is a way out – repentance. His word says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Time to heed God’s warning is running out.
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DCLM Daily Manna 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.
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