DCLM Daily Manna 5 April 2022 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi – Divine Wrath
TOPIC: Divine Wrath (DCLM Daily Manna 5 April 2022)
TEXT: Amos 8:1-10 (KJV)
1 Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.
2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.
3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.
4 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,
5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?
6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
7 The Lord hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.
8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:
10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.
KEY VERSE: “And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.” – (Amos 8:2)
DCLM Daily Manna 5 April 2022 MESSAGE:
A critical review and analysis of the state of things in the world right now reveals that all is not well with humanity. We do not need to look too far to realise this. The signs are there for all to see. We have the global problem of insecurity right now. Religious and sectarian violence take place everywhere with many losing their lives.
The Lord communicated through Amos His intention to wreck similar havoc in Israel, since they had already asked His prophets to leave and not prophesy in their cities. He equally condemned the oppression of the poor, the human trafficking and slavery that took place as the land sunk into anarchy. He promised to allow a famine to devastate the land and leave behind so many dead bodies that would be buried in silence. Their feasts would then be turned into mourning as a season of spiritual darkness sets in.
The world, like in the days of Amos, has turned her back on God and readily accepts sin with both hands. Children and youths are exposed to immorality and violence every day through the media and the internet. They benefit from the latest technology and developments in science, but do not understand their duties to God and humanity because the reading/study of His word is shut out of manyo schools.
We would rather have our 5-year old taught about evolution and how marriage is no longer a union of a man and a woman. We are free to love anyone or anything, including animals and trees. All these would attract God’s wrath unless we repent.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Rejecting God has grave consequences.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
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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