DCLM Daily Manna Sunday, May 15, 2022
TOPIC: Dealing With Distractions
TEXT: LUKE 11:14-28
“But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils. And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven” (LUKE 11:15, 16).
DCLM Daily Manna Sunday, May 15, 2022 MESSAGE
Someone says, “Doubt comes in varying degrees. There is the doubt of the proud sceptic, who delights in his own intellect. He pits himself against God as if he is a match for the Almighty. He delights in upsetting the faith of weak believers. He sets forth his arguments against God’s existence or the Christian faith. The Bible dismisses such scoffers with the word, ‘The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.”
In our passage, the devil had kept a creature of God dumb from birth. But Jesus rebuked the spirit of dumbness and the man began to speak. Instead of his neighbours rejoicing with him and spreading the good news, they confronted Jesus with the unreasonable question of the source of His power.
Some of them wanted a sign from heaven to be convinced that He really worked the miracle through the supernatural power of God. But Jesus understood their pranks, thus, He began to open their eyes through the Scriptures. There are still agents of distractions today. They make you believe that you cannot and do not have what it takes to succeed. They make your challenges look insurmountable.
Such a negative voice makes you doubt the ability and authenticity of God’s word. Except you ignore the voices, you will not make any headway. Speak back to that voice today, that in Christ Jesus you are a conqueror and that as He conquered, you will conquer.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Consider the greatness of your God always and victory will be yours.
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