Topic: When The Righteous Are In Power
TEXT: 2 Chronicles 14:1-15
“Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us; because we have sought the LORD our God, we have sought him, and he hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.” – (2 Chronicles 14:7)
DCLM Daily Manna 17 October 2021 MESSAGE:
Power and authority are conferred by God on people who are to exercise such privilege for the general good of the people and peaceful running of the society. If such leaders would realise they are holding the power on God’s behalf, they would be seen to be dealing righteously and the people’s reaction would be a joyful followership.
Asa’s reign witnessed a prolonged period of peace. The reason is not farfetched. “Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God: For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves” (verses 2,3). Obedience brings blessing. All through the Bible, leaders who obeyed God and kept His commandment enjoyed His support and miraculous deliverances.
David knew the importance of following the Lord steadfastly and so admonished his son thus: “know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind…if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever” (1 Chronicles 28:9).
Today, leaders and members who are implicitly obedient to God’s word and instructions are in short supply. The reason is that some pastors and leaders no longer wait for true power through the Holy Spirit’s baptism. Little wonder there is upsurge in the founding of new churches. But King Asa faithfully served the Lord who gave him and Judah rest and they built and prospered. To have peace and prosperity, we must serve God sincerely with our various gifts and talents. Those who devote their time, mind and energy to serve Him shall be rewarded in the present life and all through eternity.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Serve God with all your mind and reap endless joy and blessings.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
DCLM Daily Manna 17 October 2021 Deeper Life Devotional Message was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.