DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL BY PASTOR W.F KUMUYI
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23, 2018
TOPIC: UNGODLY CONTENTMENT OF INGRATES
TEXT: DEUTERONOMY 32:15
KEY VERSE: “But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation” (Deuteronomy 32:15).
Often, those who were once marvellously helped by God turn out to be rebellious ingrates. The case of Jeshurun in our text typifies this ugly nature of some humans. How and why do some individuals turn out to be ingrates to God and other benefactors? The answer is not hard to come by. “But Jeshurun waxed fat and kicked; … then he forsook God which made him and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation”.
Pride of success and accomplishment in secular endeavours often lead some people who initially depended on God for strength and succour to lose sight and fellowship with their Maker and Helper.
Are there repercussions for leading such life? Yes! The Lord warned His disciples on what would happen to such individuals, when He said, “Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep” (Luke 6:25). This scathing remark is what the Judge of the whole earth has for people who think they have made it in this life and as such have no need of God and His mercies upon their lives. We should not be foolhardy; God formed us.
Yes, He created us for His pleasure and fellowship and we should not allow the passing glories of this world to detach us from Him. The consequences of failure in this regard are grievous and regrettable in time and eternity. To escape being spiritual ingrates, we need to genuinely repent, reconcile with and reconnect to the God of heaven from whom all blessings flow. Thereafter, we must stay connected to Him until we see Him in glory.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Those who forsake the mercies of God today, should prepare to weep and mourn forever.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Acts 15-16
Source: Daily Manna Devotional