DCLM Daily Manna 24 February 2024 — Retribution For Wickedness

DCLM Daily Manna 24 February 2024 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Retribution For Wickedness

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TOPIC: Retribution For Wickedness (DCLM Daily Manna 23 February 2024)

Text: Job 24:14-25

14The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

15The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.

16In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.

17For the morning is to them even as the shadow of death: if one know them, they are in the terrors of the shadow of death.

18He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.

19Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave those which have sinned.

20The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree.

21He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow.

22He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and no man is sure of life.

23Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth; yet his eyes are upon their ways.

24They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all other, and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.

25And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?

Key Verse: “They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all other, and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn” ( Job 24:24).


Although the wheel of justice seems to grind slowly, no action of man will go unrewarded, be it good or bad. Every act of wickedness committed in the secret or open, as long as it is not repented of, will attract punishment.

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In today’s text, Job itemized the evils committed by the wicked. They include the murderers, who kill the poor and the needy, the thieves who rob, and the adulterers who dig through houses in the dark. The wicked is described as “terrors of the shadows of death” who ill-treat the barren and the widow and kill to protect themselves, in pursuit of power. However, they are also cursed in the earth because “wickedness shall be broken as a tree”. Their exaltation is just for a while; and they will be brought low. Their retribution will be calamitous because they will be taken and cut off from the way.

Happenings in the world today are heart-breaking. Wickedness is demonstrated without restraint and in some cases, justified. We are daily overwhelmed by reports of wicked acts by the high and low in the society. But God hates wickedness under any guise, and the Scriptures clearly state that, “Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished” (Proverbs 11:21). No sinner will escape God’s righteous judgment except they repent of their wickedness.

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The wicked are warned of the danger of their actions and advised to quickly retrace their steps and surrender totally to Jesus Christ. Any other response will earn divine displeasure and attract grave consequences.

Wickedness pays only a disastrous wage.

1 Corinthians 1-4

Deeper Life Daily Manna For Today 2024 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.

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)