Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Sunday, May 9, 2021


Text: “Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.” – Psalm 119:98-100.

Comment:  This is an age of opportunities, materialism, excitement and adventure. It is a time when many people are being drawn away from God. They scoff and laugh at holy things – like the sons-in-law of Lot, who laughed him to scorn when he invited them to escape from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. (Genesis 19:14) It goes without saying that the godlessness of the Sodomites is being replicated several fold in the world today.


Those who are not careful would be led astray by ungodly knowledge and the dazzle of modern technology as courses in secular institutions do not enhance but rather dilute, if not destroy, faith in God. These are at the instance of the devil. Also, the devil fills the world with material necessities and luxuries, which he had long had control over and uses to lure people away from God. But true Christians know that all “the earth and the fullness thereof” belong to God and He will give them to His people in His due time.  They will not therefore because of present pleasures and cares of this life, forget their Maker or be deceived or misled. – Psalm 118:8,9; 1 Timothy 6:20,21.

While some give themselves to taking of hard drugs resulting in “bewildering and sometimes dangerously disoriented forms of behaviour” others are deep in cultism.  They are therefore self-willed, undisciplined, easily provoked and are hardly sober. See Deuteronomy 18:10-13; Galatians 5:19-23.