Key Verse: “The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron” (Psalm 115:12).
John Claypool writes, “Do you remember Anthony DeMello’s anger as he looked one day at a starving child that was shivering in the cold and lifted his eye to heaven and said, God, how could you allow such suffering? Why don’t you do something? There was a long silence and then DeMello was startled when the voice of God said to him, “I have certainly done something-I made you!” In our text today, the Lord proved to the Israelites that He had not forgotten them.
He that delivered His people from great calamities and restored them to their native land after a long and painful experience in Babylon would not forsake them. Past experiences of God’s goodness to His children furnish believers with the fullest evidence that He will continue to bless His people. His words are yea and amen because He is ever mindful of His covenant. Sometimes, our situation may be so challenging that even some believers may begin to doubt the existence of their Creator.
When poverty threatens the family and it seems heaven is closed up, at that point, remember that He can never forget His own. “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee” (Isaiah 49:15). God’s love and goodness remain the same and His promises inviolable. The blessings of the Lord are not limited to the house of Israel or to the house of Aaron but for all that fear Him. To enjoy the blessings and promises of God, every wise man must have a definite, personal and abiding relationship with Him because He knows His own by name. And if you are one of His, then you can be sure He knows and cares for you.
Thought for the day: God’s promises are as sure as His Word is steadfast.
Bible Reading in one Year: Deuteronomy 7-9
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.