DCLM Daily Manna 31st December 2020 Devotional – Redeeming The Year
You are reading Today’s DCLM Daily Manna Devotional for Thursday 31st December 2020 written by Pastor W.F Kumuyi. Be inspired by today’s reading. God bless you!
TOPIC: REDEEMING THE YEAR
TEXT: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
29. But this I say, brethren, the time is short; it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;
30. And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;
31. And they that use this world, as not abusing it; for the fashion of this world passeth away.
KEY VERSE: “And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.” – 1 Corinthians 7:31
MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 31st December 2020 Devotional
One calendar year of twelve months, made up of three hundred and sixty five days cannot be said to be short by mere mortal benchmark. For man, it is a large chunk of his brief time on earth. But in the programme of heaven, it is a fleeting moment that should not be further shortened by a leisurely and indifferent outlook to eternity towards which humanity is inexorably hurtling.
A gravely concerned Paul says that a believer’s proper and spiritually sensitive approach to life is to be dead to what the world offers. When it gives you a wife and its attendant joys and pleasures, be careful you are not enticed to the point of believing that there is nothing more to life. When the Lord sends you His prosperity, do not let it take the place of the Giver.
When your life is filled with sunny days with no cloud to ruin the fun, it is a clarion call to serve God more to appreciate Him. The writer is moved by the Holy Spirit to remind us that our stay in the world would only have meaning and receive divine commendation if we marry it to the mission of heaven. Doing so requires us to be sober in the midst of the blessings of the Lord.
The world is not expected to see us through the lens of our riches; instead, our moderation, restraint and control over these ephemeral things should come to the fore for all to see. That is the way the Christian can make his time count for his Lord. As 2020 goes into its own eternity, announcing the swift passage of another year, we are asked to live in rhythm with the Lord’s values.
That challenges us to spare no time in evangelism. The world’s celebrations, luxuries, festivals and business that appear lawful but time-consuming should be dropped for more quality time with God, as the Son of God prepares to return.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You can only redeem the time if you spend your days for the Lord.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Revelation 21-22
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