DCLM Daily Manna 23 November 2021
Topic: Handle Prosperity Wisely
TEXT: Deuteronomy 32:1-17
Key Verse: Deuteronomy 32:15
But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
DCLM Daily Manna Devotional MESSAGE:
It is common in most people to forget their very humble start in life once they seem to have broken into the limelight. Success and prosperity have been known to completely alter the lifestyles and attitudes of many who were known to be humble, submissive and very accommodating in the past. As Moses prepared to hand over to Joshua, he helped the children of Israel to recall their humble beginning. He took them through how God picked them from absolutely nothing and made them into a nation. He made a promise to prosper them beyond their biggest dreams and made them the envy of other nations.
But now he lamented the fact that Israel, now rich and prospered, had become ungrateful. Instead of acknowledging and appreciating God, they rebelled and turned against Him. While we pray and desire that God should bless and prosper us, we must be determined not to allow such blessing to become our undoing in life. We have so many sad cases of people whose elevation and prosperity have become their greatest problem. Many have lowered their consecrations and backed down on their commitments and promise to serve the Lord. Some have literarily turned around to renounce their faith in God. God very much desires and delights in the prosperity of all His children.
He has made numerous promises and provisions for that. However, we must determine never to allow riches to turn us away from Him. We must carefully guide our hearts and see that our affections are not set on the things on earth. Our love and devotion to God must be supreme and above every other consideration. Instead of allowing our wealth to turn us against Him, let us turn and channel them into His service.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Don’t let your wealth be your wound!
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezekiel 43–44
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