Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Monday February 15, 2021


Comment: Today the world is embroiled in deep political, social, religious, economic and moral problems. Rulers and their subjects are confused about the present state of things in the world. Historians and political scientists have pointed out that people now have a mentality of getting what they want and when they want it without delay, leading to conflicts with authorities.

People have little confidence in the existing order; they do not trust the establishments that fail them repeatedly. One bad government is succeeded by another one. People are increasingly willing to resort to the use of force, from political assassinations to street crimes, drug abuse, racial tensions, political unrest, dangerous immigration trips across the oceans, etc.

In this age of perplexity and international distress when men’s hearts are failing them for fear and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth, people, more than ever before, need the words of comfort from the Holy Bible. It is only in the perfect Kingdom of God that all of man’s anxieties would be in the past, hence the Kingdom is called the “desire of all nations”. – Haggai 2:7.

Comment: There is no circumstance in which God Almighty cannot save us. No condition is greater or mightier than Him. He is a God that possesses great powers; hence He is addressed as the “Omnipotent”. The Psalmist stated that “He that is our God is the God of salvation”. (Psalm 68:20) God Himself asserted: “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” – Jeremiah 32:27.

God declared through Isaiah the prophet, “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying … yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.” – Isaiah 46:9-11.

Right from the time of old, God Almighty had been demonstrating that with Him all things are possible. These things are written to teach us vital lessons on faith, patience, humility, obedience and other qualities that God requires from His worshippers.  St. Paul says: “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” – 1 Corinthians 10:11.