Topic: Go Beyond Hearing
TEXT: Exodus 24:1-11
“And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient.” – (Exodus 24:7)
DCLM Daily Manna 1st November 2021 MESSAGE:
In His characteristic way of driving home His teaching, our Lord relates the story of two men and their father who wanted them to work in his vineyard. He asked the first son to proceed to the field for the job. After telling his father earlier that he would not go, he repented and went. The second son appeared to have gladdened the old man’s heart when he initially said he would go to the field. But eventually he did not.
Nearly one thousand five hundred years before the time of our Lord Jesus Christ, a similar test came upon the children of Israel as they regained freedom from Egyptian captivity and headed for the Promised Land. Moses received the law of God that the people are required to know while relating with Him and to one another. They needed these instructions to guide them in staying away from sin. It represented a covenant that would separate them from their old ways. The Israelites repeatedly said they would obey the laws of God.
The challenge is not only to read the word of God or to say you accept the law and will abide by it. It is also not to tell your pastor that you will do according to all the commandments of the Lord. It goes beyond heeding the altar call after the evangelist’s message. We pass the test only at the point where we are doers of the Word.
To please the Lord, we must go beyond the levels of hearing and reading His Word. The commandments are given to be obeyed, principally. The born-again child of God feeds and grows on the totality of the word of God. He must hear, read and above all, obey it indiscriminately. Obedience to the Word is proof that we are true children of God.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
The Lord honours true portrayers of His word, not mere professors.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
DCLM Daily Manna 1st November 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