DCLM Daily Manna 15 October 2021 — GOD IS IN CONTROL

DCLM Daily Manna 15 October 2021 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — GOD IS IN CONTROL

TOPIC: GOD IS IN CONTROL (DCLM Daily Manna 15 October 2021)

📜 TEXT:JOB 21:22-34📜

22 Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.

23 One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.

24 His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow.

25 And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure.

26 They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.

27 Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me.

28 For ye say, Where is the house of the prince? and where are the dwelling places of the wicked?

29 Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their tokens,

30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

31 Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what he hath done?

32 Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb.

33 The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as there are innumerable before him.

34 How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?

🔑📖KEY VERSE: “Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high”  (JOB 21:22).

Hard as it may seem sometimes, we must recognise that there is no situation facing us that God is not aware of. This is why the right attitude in times of challenges is not to raise our hands in resignation, or to grumble, and get angry with Him. At such a time, we should draw nearer to God and trust Him more.

Also Read: Open Heaven 15 October 2021 – a new creature

This is the example portrayed by Job. He could not understand why he was suffering; yet, in his anguish, he neither minimised his faith in God nor disregarded His power and ability. He declared that no one can teach God knowledge or question His propriety in permitting some things that happen to people. For instance, some people die after a fulfilled and luxurious life while others die following a lifelong suffering of poverty and penury. Either way, God is fully conversant with their situations. In accusing Job falsely and without evidence, his friends seemed to be oblivious of this fact as they imagined the worst possible fate for Him. He must be wicked, they thought; otherwise he who lived like a prince would not have lost virtually all in his life. But Job told them that things were not always what they looked like. The wicked may seem to get away literarily with murder, but fierce judgment awaits him at the end of life.

Trials and troubles should not make us to turn away from God. Instead, the suffering should be an incentive to walk more closely with the Lord, trust Him to tackle the challenges confronting us and to allow Him determine the best time to come to our rescue. We must never lose sight of the fact that whatever is happening, God is still in firm control of our affairs.

✍🏽THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God’s everlasting arms are strong enough to hold you from falling during troubles.



Confused about the prosperity of the ungodly?

1. Job opined that God does what He liked and His actions are difficult to understand and none can query Him. How could the wicked prosper and the righteous are struggling to survive?, v21.
Answer Maybe, Job said this out of frustration and limited knowledge. The truth is that even though God’s ways are mysterious, all the knowledge we need to know about Him are in the complete Bible. Present physical experience are not necessarily reflections of eternal realities.
2. In the final analysis, there is no difference between the rich who are unrighteous and the poor who are righteous after death. They all die the same way. vv23-26.
Answer Death might appear to be a leveller, but there are two destinies. The wealthy but ungoldy will suffer eternally in hell fire while the poor who are righteous on earth will enter eternal bliss. In death there may not be distinctions, there is a clear distinction of life after death.
3. The wicked will be punished and the righteous blessed. It appears God is very slow in judging the wicked, vv31,32.
Answer God delays His judgement of the wicked because He does not want any to perish but for all to come to repentance, 2 Peter 3:9. The seeming prosperity of the godly is not a reflection of their joy and peace. It is better to be joyful and happy without all the prosperity of this world than to be wealthy without joy, peace and good health.
4. The wicked enjoy life and in death are well decorated and celebrated, vv32,33.
Answer This is delusion when you consider the parable of Lazarus and the rich man.


1. Ask for understanding that will be looking beyond the present and focus more on eternity🙏
2. Ask for wisdom that will not be carried away with the so called prosperity of the earthly minded but will always esteem heavenly or spiritual riches higher and better🙏
3. Pray for light for those who are confused in the church because of the challenges they are passing through🙏
4. Ask God that the blessings of God that will make believers a source of envy to the ungodly be bestowed on them 🙏



1. If the world from you withhold of its silver and its gold,
And you have to get along with meager fare,
Just remember, in His Word, how He feeds the little bird,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

Leave it there, leave it there,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.
If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

2. If your body suffers pain and your health you can’t regain,
And your soul is almost sinking in despair,
Jesus knows the pain you feel, He can save and He can heal,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

3. When your enemies assail and your heart begins to fail,
Don’t forget that God in heaven answers prayer;
He will make a way for you and will lead you safely through,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

4. When your youthful days are gone and old age is stealing on,
And your body bends beneath the weight of care,
He will never leave you then, He’ll go with you to the end,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)