DCLM Sincere Milk 12 NOVEMBER 2021 — Use What you Have
DCLM Sincere Milk 12 November 2021 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Use What you Have
TOPIC: USE WHAT YOU HAVE
TEXT: PROVERBS 30:24-28
24 There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise:
25 The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;
26 The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;
27 The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;
28 The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings’ palaces.
Key Verse: “The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks” (Proverbs 30:26).
The Coney is an animal about the size of a rabbit, but cannot run like one. From the description of a Coney as being feeble (weak) in our Bible passage, it is clear that there are certain things that the Coney does not have but uses its wisdom to manage the defects in its life.
Because they know that they are helpless, conies make their houses in the rocks and cracks of the mountain for protection. They don’t normally go far from the rocks. When they go out to hunt for food, some of them stay back and quickly inform others if there is danger, so that they can easily run into the rocks for safety.
Like the Coney, if you use what you have, you will likely not miss what you don’t have. There are children today who complain about their lack and needs instead of praying to God and making use of what they have.
Moses used what he had when the Israelites got to the Red Sea. God used the rod in Moses’ hand to do what he could not imagine – He divided the sea into two for Israel to crossover. The jawbone of an ass in Samson’s hand was used by him as a weapon to defeat the Philistines.
Be wise, look inward and use what you have to achieve great things. Stop wasting time complaining and making excuses about your disability and inability. You can make progress and succeed with what you have and with faith in God.
Prayer: Dear Lord, please make me a wise child and help me to see and use what I have to be what You want me to be.
Further Reading: Proverbs 4:1-7
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)