KeyVerse: “They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought” (Job 8:22).
Text: JOB 8:11-22
There is a wise saying which states that, the Okro plant can never outgrow the planter. It may grow big and tall but the planter would always have a way of bending it low to harvest its seeds. God’s purpose for the creation of man is so that they should show forth His praises.
Yet, He allows man the freedom to choose his actions with the admonition of eternal consequence. To choose life is to live in obedience to God’s word and commandment, living daily in absolute yieldedness to His will. This is the minimum requirement that guarantees man’s continual fellowship with his Creator.
In the exercise of this freedom to choose his action, man often veers off the right path and perpetrate actions that alienate him from the Almighty. Man soon begins to think that the rush can grow without mire or the flag without water (Job8:11). To forget God is to behave as if He is not there. It is to be answerable or accountable to no one for our actions. How long can the branch abide without the tree?
The paths of all who forget God and the hypocrites’ hope shall perish. The Scriptures affirm that the wicked shall be turn ed into hell and all the nations that forget God. Let us, therefore, live our lives to the glory of Him who has created and given us this life, for it is only by so doing that we would not have received His precious grace in vain
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To hate God is to love death and hell.
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Source: Daily Manna Devotional is a publication of the Deeper Life Bible Church under the leadership of Pastor W.F. Kumuyi.