DCLM Daily Manna 21 January 2021 – God Cares For You
Topic: God Cares For You
Text: Isaiah 28:18-27 (KJV)
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
20 For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.
21 For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.
22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
23 Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.
24 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground?
25 When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place?
26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.
27 For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.
Key Verse: “From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.” – (Isaiah 28:19)
Whatever God allows in our lives eventually works to our benefit. This is sometimes difficult to comprehend, especially when we are experiencing tough situations or confronting deadly storms of life. At such times, our heads are swirling with questions on why we were singled out to suffer such fate and why the Lord seemed to have neglected us.
But God will never allow us to go through experiences that could weaken our faith or destroy our lives. He is very deliberate and careful in threshing His field, the Church. Here He admonished Israel that even though judgment was upon them, if they paid attention carefully to Him and changed their ways, He would re-enact His love and care for them.
God illustrated His love for Israel with the process adopted by the farmer to dig the soil, sow seeds of different kinds in their proper places; and during harvest, expertly thresh some seeds, beat others with stick and rod, all the time ensuring that they were not crushed. This is the result of good knowledge. But God is far better than the tender farmer. He is wonderful in counsel and excellent in working. The depths of His rich wisdom and knowledge are simply unsearchable “and His ways are past finding out”.
We may be facing afflictions and sore trials, but God will not allow them to destroy us. Our individual circumstances and weaknesses are well known to Him. He is eternally sensitive towards us and His tenderness for us is boundless as we abide by His word.
Thought For The Day: God cares deeply for those who walk in His will.
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.
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)