5 May Open Heaven
Memorise: “The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.” – Isaiah 10:21
Read: Matthew 24:37-42 (KJV)
Bible in One Year: Psalm 89, 96, 100, 101, 105, 132
As seen from yesterday’s study, there is an urgent need to change for the better. Yet, it is possible that only a few people will take up that challenge. Are you one of these faithful few?
From today’s memory verse, we can conclude that not all men have corrupted themselves, as such there will always be a remnant – a faithful few. These still remain holy and obedient to the Lordship of Christ in spite of the godlessness in the world today.
In several passages of the Scripture, God talks about the faithful few who have been favoured.
“Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.” – Romans 11:5
We see from the Scripture above that to be among these faithful few, grace has a huge role to play. In today’s Bible reading, Jesus talks about how only eight people in the whole world were spared from the flood in the days of Noah. This is a fearful thing, yet many people are taking the call for repentance with levity these days. We are no wiser than Noah’s generation. Neither were they more sinful than the world is today. We have only enjoyed grace which according to Titus 2:12 should teach us to deny ungodliness.
Beloved, all men have sinned through Adam (Romans 3:23; 5:15-17), therefore, you must repent if you haven’t, otherwise there would be repercussions. In Luke 13:5. Jesus told the people of Galilee who did not accept the gospel that except they repented, they would perish.
You must determine not to be among the corrupt people of this world. Separate yourself for God’s use (Romans 12:1-2, 2 Timothy 2:21).
While it may be true that some ungodly people are “flourishing” in the world today, Psalm 73 says such is to their ultimate destruction. For us the faithful few, Psalms 1 and 15 must be our watchword.
5 May 2020 Open Heaven – Prayer Point:
Father, please count me worthy to be among the blessed remnant – the faithful, favored few.