DCLM Daily Manna 2023: DCLM Daily Manna 12 June 2023: Blessing or Blaspheming
Key Verse: “In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.” – (Job 1:22)
TEXT: Job 1:13-22 (KJV)
13 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house:
14 And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:
15 And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
16 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
17 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
18 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house:
19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.
When Satan completed his attack on Job by orchestrating the death of all his children after wiping out his businesses, he expected his victim to blaspheme and contradict the verdict of God that the man was “perfect and… upright… one that feareth God, and escheweth evil”; but this saint of old remained unmoved in his faith in God. Instead, he worshipped the Lord.
Job was not privy to what or who was behind the strange and calamitous occurrences overwhelming him and his household. He was more concerned about proving God right by weighing his utterances and actions so they do not vindicate the devil. He was focused on preserving his spotless affinity with his God. The Bible says, “In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly”.
Heaven-bound pilgrims being buffeted by evil personalities should not be swayed by what the enemy says concerning them. They should desist from running from pillar to post for a solution to those travails. As believers, we should know the origin of the assaults on our souls and the way out. The Scripture says, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: [but Christ has] come that [we] might have life… more abundantly” (John 10:10).
God stands by when His followers are oppressed by the enemy. He is constantly urging us not to blaspheme but to hold on to our holiness and faith in Him. This is what would give us eventual victory. Satan, who instigates all our troubles, is also a spectator, as he was when the winds of adversity threatened to destroy Job. We must not disappoint the Lord. For our travails in this life have a short shelf life. They will fade away.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Holding on to God during trials brings triumph.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 17-18
Thank you for studying today’s Daily Manna – Blessing or Blaspheming- by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
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Daily Manna 12 June 2023