TOPIC: Wonderful God! (DCLM Daily Manna 19 September 2021)
TEXT: Psalm 114:1-8
1 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;
2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.
3 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.
4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.
5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?
6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;
8 Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.
KEY VERSE: “Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob.” – (Psalm 114:7)
The Bible is unmistaken in its assessment of the almightiness of God. Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork”. In these days when pseudo-science is gaining ground, everything is being done to turn people’s attention from God. His wonderful works are attributed to impersonal nature. But no scientist who explores nature with an open mind can deny seeing the glory and works of God. In any case, neither warped science nor spurious theology can mask the wonders of God from even the untrained eyes.
In a most graphic and poetic style, Psalm 114 captures a few instances of the unusual display of God’s power relating to Israel’s deliverance from Egypt and their journey to the Promised Land. After four centuries in Egypt, the Jews were not assimilated, and at a divinely appointed time, God brought them out of Egyptian bondage. The Red Sea and River Jordan were divided before them. God provided them water out of the rock.
The same God is with His people today – those who have accepted the free offer of saving grace made possible by the redemptive work of Christ. The power of our unchanging God remains the same from creation to eternity. He created and governs all nature – the seas, mountains, forests, galaxies, world of animals and human beings. The whole earth, indeed, ought to tremble at His presence. He cares especially for His own. Happy are those who have Him as their God and Helper.
What is your relationship with this God of wonders? Have you experienced reconciliation with Him through faith in Christ the Mediator? “Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion”. Is your life a dwelling place for God and does He reign in it? If not, why not open up to Him now?
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
The bigger your God, the smaller your problems.
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.