• Thursday, 25 January 2018

    DCLM Daily Manna | A daily devotional for Jan 26, 2018 -

    Prophecies for 2018 by Pastor E.A Adeboye

    DCLM Daily Manna | A daily devotional for Jan 26, 2018

    TOPIC - "Almost" Won’t Do WF KUMUYI

    Key Verse:
    "Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you" (Leviticus 11:4).
    DCLM Daily Manna | A daily devotional for Jan 26, 2018

    Almost every adult can recollect some moments when he/she came so close to a targeted goal but, alas, missed it. Such near misses often bring a sense of regret and dissatisfaction. The bigger the thing at stake and the closer the attempt, the more painful the memory of the incident. Even with a "consolation prize" for our effort, we are still tormented by the forfeiture of the coveted prize. One lesson learnt from such experience is that "almost" is not enough. This truth can be deduced from the instruction that the Lord gave to the Israelites concerning clean and unclean animals. God required that they eat only clean animals – animals that part the hoof, are cloven-footed and chew the cud. Any animal that did not meet the three criteria was unclean and was not to be eaten. Similarly, fishes with no fins and scales were to be regarded as abominable. In the gospel dispensation, such ceremonial laws are not applicable to us. But we can learn some principles from the narrative. Observe that some animals almost made the list of clean animals. 

    The camel chews the cud but has no parted hoof; the swine has parted hoof, is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud. They were considered unclean. Almost is not enough in this case. There is a spiritual dimension of this truth. Like Agrippa, many sinners are "almost persuaded" to be Christians. By the overwhelming evidence before them, they are convinced and convicted about repentance and yielding to the Lord, but certain considerations have kept them from taking that necessary step. Today, there may be something that the Lord has laid in your heart to accomplish or an act of simple obedience He expects of you. Allowing alternative considerations will lead to disobedience. Almost won’t do it; be altogether persuaded and yield.

    Thought for the day: Nobody gets God’s blessing for almost obeying Him.
    Bible Reading in one Year: GENESIS 41-42

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