God’s Word Always Triumphs by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL
WEDNESDAY APRIL 28, 2021
TOPIC: GOD’S WORD ALWAYS TRIUMPHS
TEXT: JEREMIAH 20:7-18
KEY VERSE: “Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay” (JEREMIAH 20:9).
In the Old Testament, God called some people and gave them the specific task of warning people, communities and nations about the consequences of their evildoings. This assignment was by no means an easy one. It was no surprise, therefore, that along the line, some of God's messengers voiced out their frustration that the message from heaven was not heeded by the people.
Prophet Jeremiah in carrying out his God-given assignment had cause to vent his frustration. He had faithfully proclaimed God's word and got nothing but persecution in return. He was torn between depression and his faith in God. He said, "cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed".
He cried out in despair and unburdened his heart to Him. In spite of these discouraging factors, Jeremiah continued faithfully to declare God's word. No matter how much he tried, he was not able to suppress the divine message nor pretend it was not given to him.
Rather, it became an unquenchable fire in his bones. Have you ever had God's word act as fire in your bones? When this happens, you would disregard whatever excruciating pain, suffering and cruel mocking the world might unleash and preach it at all times.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God releases His grace to counter the attacks we face while working for Him.
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