Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Thursday, August 6, 2020


Text: “He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people. He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.” – Psalm 113:7-9.

Comment: The devil is the one responsible for childlessness among married couples.  When God Almighty created the woman, Eve and gave her to Adam, He blessed them and said they should : “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth…” (Genesis 1:26-28) We could see therefore that God never intended any woman not to have children. But the reality, today, is that a significant number of couples have been seeking desperately to become pregnant. Many childless couples would “clutch at every straw”, and visit many doctors to receive all sorts of treatments, some to no avail.


For each barrenness, we should understand that it is the devil’s work (and sometimes wrongly actions taken in the past). Couples in such condition, should draw comfort from the word of God and exercise faith in Him with Whom is no impossibility. (Philippians 4:6,7; Luke 1:37)   God has promised to turn things round for the faithful by and by, “Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.” – Isaiah 66:5.

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