DCLM Daily Manna 11 August 2022 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Salt Of The World
TOPIC: Salt Of The World (DCLM Daily Manna 11 August 2022)
TEXT: Genesis 40:1-8 (KJV)
1 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.
2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.
5 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.
6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.
7 And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in the ward of his lord’s house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?
8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.
KEY VERSE: “And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in the ward of his lord’s house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?” (Genesis 40:7).
DCLM Daily Manna For Today MESSAGE:
The real litmus test of the Christian is not his exploits within the confines of the church building or when he finds himself amidst other believers. Whether in the temple or outside it, Christians are to offer excellent service to the Lord at all times. God’s enduring charge is that His disciples must be the salt and the light of the world, and not of the church alone.
Thrown into a dungeon as a common criminal for rejecting a woman’s proposal to be her sin partner, Joseph maintained his probity by retaining the light and salt in him. Waking up one morning, he found two fellow prisoners without the joy and life that salt and light offer. They were filled with the sadness and darkness. He comforted them with the grace of God in him.
Joseph was in the same dreary condition as the two men. He too could look mournful. But he was not. What was responsible for his cheerful outlook? His connection to God gave him the salt and light Jesus spoke of. The believer must be salt and light to a hurting and dark world by preaching the love of Christ and living like Him.
When we are the salt and light of the world, we do not become part of the throng complaining bitterly about the socioeconomic and political conditions around us. We do not allow them to drag us low to the point of carrying placards in the streets to castigate the government of the day. Instead, like Joseph, we reveal the joy of salvation in us and show them the power of the God who can turn things around for their good.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Without Christ, the world is a deep pit of darkness and bitterness.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
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.