DCLM Daily Manna 23 November 2021 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Handle Prosperity Wisely
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TOPIC: Handle Prosperity Wisely (DCLM Daily Manna 23 November 2021)
TEXT: Deuteronomy 32:1-17
1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
3 Because I will publish the name of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
6 Do ye thus requite the Lord, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?
7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
8 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
9 For the Lord’s portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
12 So the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;
14 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape.
15 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.
16 They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger.
17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
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).
It is common in most people to forget their very humble start in life once they seem to have broken into the limelight. Success and prosperity have been known to completely alter the lifestyles and attitudes of many who were known to be humble, submissive and very accommodating in the past.
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As Moses prepared to hand over to Joshua, he helped the children of Israel to recall their humble beginning. He took them through how God picked them from absolutely nothing and made them into a nation. He made a promise to prosper them beyond their biggest dreams and made them the envy of other nations. But now he lamented the fact that Israel, now rich and prospered, had become ungrateful. Instead of acknowledging and appreciating God, they rebelled and turned against Him.
While we pray and desire that God should bless and prosper us, we must be determined not to allow such blessings to become our undoing in life. We have so many sad cases of people whose elevation and prosperity have become their greatest problem. Many have lowered their consecrations and backed down on their commitments and promise to serve the Lord. Some have literarily turned around to renounce their faith in God.
God very much desires and delights in the prosperity of all His children. He has made numerous promises and provisions for that. However, we must determine never to allow riches to turn us away from Him. We must carefully guide our hearts and see that our affections are not set on the things on earth. Our love and devotion to God must be supreme and above every other consideration. Instead of allowing our wealth to turn us against Him, let us turn and channel them into His service.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Don’t let your wealth be your wound!
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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.
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