Deeper Life Daily Manna Today 16th March 2021 Devotional – The Undaunted Preacher
You are reading Today’s Deeper Life Daily Manna Devotional for Tuesday 16th March 2021; written by Pastor W.F Kumuyi. May you be blessed as you read on.
TOPIC: THE UNDAUNTED PREACHER
TEXT: JEREMIAH 20:1-6
Key Verse: “Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the LORD” – Jeremiah 20:2
OUTLINE: DEEPER LIFE DAILY MANNA 16TH MARCH 2021 TODAY DEVOTIONAL
On December 8, 1934, a Christian couple, John and Betty Stam from the Netherlands, and missionaries to China, were sentenced to death by beheading by the communists for preaching the gospel. The couple, rather than renege or recant, remained undaunted and instead reaffirmed their faith in the Lord and publicly thanked God for giving them the grace to serve Him in their little way.
They were like Prophet Jeremiah who could not be cowed or silenced by threats and persecution by the likes of Pashur. Jeremiah was put in the stocks by Pashur, the false prophet. He was mocked, derided and cursed by the people. Even his friends plotted to eliminate him. Pashur told the people not to listen to Jeremiah’s warning that the Babylonians would carry them into captivity.
But Jeremiah announced to Pashur boldly that he himself would see all these things happen. The city would be plundered and annihilated; their treasures, which led them into apostasy would be taken away. Afterwards, Pashur and his family would be taken off to captivity in Babylon in humiliation and disgrace, and there he would die. As believers, we should not fear those who can only kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul.
Rather, we are to fear God who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. We should preach to sinners lovingly and fearlessly not minding their persecution, position or power. This will help them to escape from the impending and looming judgment that would come upon the unrepentant. This was why the Lord spoke to Paul in the night, “Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city” (Acts 18:9,10).
Thought For Today: Never allow persecution to discourage your work for God.
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Thank you for reading Today’s Deeper Life Daily Manna 16th March 2021 Today Devotional – The Undaunted Preacher by Pastor W.F Kumuyi. God bless you!