DCLM Sincere Milk 2 April 2023 — Let your life glorify God
DCLM Sincere Milk 2 April 2023 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Let your life glorify God
TOPIC: LET YOUR LIFE GLORIFY GOD
BIBLE TEXT: ISAIAH 49:1-7
1Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
2And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;
3And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
4Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.
5And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
6And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
7Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
KEY VERSE: “And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified” (Isaiah 49:3).
God created us in His image for His glory. He did not make us to please ourselves or Satan. But looking at what is going on in our society today, can one say that we are living to glorify God? The answer is “no.”
Human beings have gone their ways, doing things that do not honor God. This was the situation in Israel during the time of Prophet Isaiah. He was very sad about the spread of evil and corruption. He knew that there is punishment awaiting those who through their lifestyle, rebel against God.
We are called to live for God’s glory no matter how corrupt our society may be. Schools and other institutions have thrown away the godly standard. Cheating in an examination, immoral friendships, and many other sinful practices are openly accepted. But for you, the friend of Jesus, remains the Lord’s servant, and be determined to honor Him in all you think, say, and do. He will bless, protect and promote you.
PRAYER: I will live to please You in all my actions, help me Lord.
FURTHER READING: Psalm 86:8-10
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)