DCLM Higher Everyday 2 DECEMBER 2021 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Serve God and Be Served
TOPIC: SERVE GOD AND BE SERVED
TEXT: EXODUS 23:22-25
22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.
23 For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.
24 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.
25 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
MEMORY VERSE: “And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee” (EXODUS 23:25).
There lived a missionary who before he got converted, lost his wife and children through a fire accident. He was dejected and went into drunkenness. One day, after reading a gospel tract, he got converted and decided to serve God. He responded to a missionary call to a far country, but for two years, he could not get a single convert. He got discouraged and was about to quit.
Then, one night, God appeared to him and encouraged him to be faithful; he was revived and resumed with greater passion and a multitude came to the Lord. That same year, he got married and had four children within three years. All he once lost was restored because he served God, and God served him in return.
From the passage, God promised to protect, provide for the Israelites and shield them from the diseases and sicknesses in their land. All these promises were hinged on their obedience and unwavering devotion. As you obey and serve God, these benefits will be yours.
QUOTE: God owes no man.
CHALLENGE: Are you serving God with all your heart?
PRAYER:Lord, give me grace to serve You without complaints.