DCLM Daily Manna Sunday, July 10, 2022 

TOPIC:  Spare Not A Word


“Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD’S house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD’S house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word”

(JEREMIAH 26:2).

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Workers send their union leaders to the government or their employers to negotiate on their behalf for improved conditions of service. The labour leaders are given a wide berth that allows for much manoeuvres. After bargaining and discussing for days, an agreement would be reached. The workers would not get exactly what they wanted. But the authorities would offer concessions, satisfied that the workers would not down tools.

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God’s messengers must not water down His message when He sends them to preach to erring people. His word must not be negotiated. So, He warned Prophet Jeremiah: “diminish not a word”. His messenger must not be tempted to reduce the gravity of the warning especially His plan to pull down the temple like Shiloh if Judah did not repent. He must say it as it was delivered to him.

The Lord wants us to boldly preach the truth that would free sinners from their misery and not to cringe before them. Although a death sentence was passed on Jeremiah after obeying the Lord, God showed up for him and prevented his execution in order to prove that He would also defend those who defend His word.

Believers must never attempt to please people by repressing the saving gospel. We must always plead for courage from the Holy Spirit to preach only the gospel truth. There would be persecution and threats to our lives and means of livelihoods. But we should remember the Lord’s comforting assurance: “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5).

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The invincible God is the support of every faithful preacher.