TOPIC: The Lord Is Waiting For You (DCLM Daily Manna 26 July 2021)
TEXT: Isaiah 30:18-26
18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.
20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:
21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
22 Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.
23 Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.
24 The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.
25 And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
KEY VERSE: “And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.” – (Isaiah 30:18)
There are so many things that we have that are meant to serve and meet our needs but they never get to serve their purposes except we activate them. Automobiles, for example, have the capacity to transport the owner with his goods to any destination he wishes to go. However, the automobile does not start on its own and set out on the trip. It usually waits for the owner to push the ignition button or turn the key before it roars into action. If the conditions guiding the effective functioning of the automobile or any other such facility are not met, those equipment will remain static and not serve their purposes except such conditions are met.
There are so many promises that God had made for the nation of Israel that they are not enjoying as a result of outright disobedience to His laws. Through Prophet Isaiah, God calls them to repentance and makes them to understand that all the blessings He has made provision for are still intact and available for them. Although God has made gracious provisions for all mankind, He will not force His grace and mercy on anyone. He will only give them to anyone who meets His terms of repentance and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, those who are not enjoying all the blessings of God presently should examine their lives before the mirror of God’s word. God is not unfaithful, neither are His promises untrue. Perhaps, it could be that you are not meeting the terms of His conditions. He waits for you to come to Him in repentance. He waits for you to put your faith, trust and confidence in Him. He waits for you to run into His hands and feel His warm embrace and all the love He has for you. Yes, He waits for you. Won’t you rather come to Him now?
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
He waits now but not forever!
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
2 Chronicles 26-29
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.