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DCLM Daily Manna 13 May 2018 Devotional – Brutal Ingratitude

DCLM Daily Manna 13 May 2018 Devotional

SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018

Topic: Brutal Ingratitude

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 25:1-11

Key Verse: “And Nabal answered David’s servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants nowadays that break away every man from his master” (1 Samuel 25:10).

Message: When the ministry of Britain’s first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, fell and a hostile vote was being taken in the House of Commons, Walpole, watching those who voted against him, said to the one who sat near him, “Young man, I will tell you the history of all these men as they come in: That fellow I saved from the gallows. And that one, from starvation. This other one’s son I promoted.” But they all turned against him.

DCLM Daily Manna 13 May 2018 Devotional by Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

After the death and burial of Prophet Samuel, David still needed to hide himself away from Saul who wanted to kill him. From his hideout in the wilderness of Paran, he sent messengers to Nabal, a very rich man, who was shearing his sheep to ask for favour, considering the protection he and his men provided the shepherds in the fields (a service for which David was not asking for compulsory payment but just a token to assist his men in their hour of need). Nabal railed on the men and insulted David, the anointed of the Lord.

It was bad enough that Saul pursued David, seeking his life from place to place. But it was like pouring salt into a wound for David to also face contempt and harsh treatment from those of his own tribesmen, as in the case of Nabal, who owed much of what they still had to his valiant performances against the enemies of Israel. Believers should know that this world does not do well in rewarding faithful service.

DCLM Daily Manna 13 May 2018 Devotional – Brutal Ingratitude

As children of God, we must be careful the way we requite the people that God had used to help us in life lest we become Nabals. We should show gratitude in lifestyle and service for the Lord for all the daily benefits we receive from Him through Christ. Else, we would be like the people described in Deuteronomy 32:6 and Isaiah 1:2,3.

Thought for the day: God’s faithfulness is more constant than the northern star.

Bible Reading in one Year: 2 Samuel 11-12, 1 Chronicles 20

DCLM Daily Manna 13 May 2018 Devotional 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.

Also Read: DCLM Daily Manna 11 May 2018 Devotional – Better to Run

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