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Transient Life by Pastor W.F Kumuyi

DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 09, 2021

TRANSIENT LIFE

TEXT: Job 14:14-22

KEY VERSE:
“For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?” – (Job 14:16)

A lot of people spend their life as if it would not be accounted for. There are a number of things that should be noted about life. Life could be very good or very unpleasant, sweet or bitter, joyful or full of challenges, filled with opportunities or deprivations and so on. However, life is brief, momentous and transient. Life itself is a loan or an investment that we have to pay back or account for.

In the passage under consideration, Job mused, “if a man die, shall he live again?” Pondering over afterlife is the most important thing in life; and living our life in the light of eternity is the wisest decision ever. Job decided to stand up to the challenge of life and the way he chose to do that was to respond to God’s call and yield to His entreaties. His reasoning was premised on very rational grounds: God watches over every man’s acts, all iniquities are in God’s records.

Many forget God or treat Him as minor in their life whilst in riches and pleasures in this world. ‘God first’ should be the daily thought of every believer. Life is short and limited. God is going to judge every man’s act. The judgment is not going to be on our earthly acquisitions or deprivations but on our relationship with God who loaned our life to us.

What then should be our mindset? Like Job, we should desire a heart-change and respond to God’s call; sinners should genuinely repent and believers should press to a mark of a higher calling in the Lord. Only what is done with God and for God will last. Do not live only for now; live for the future, live in the light of eternity.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Who are you spending your life for? God or self?

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
2 Samuel 11-12

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