Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Wednesday, August 5, 2020


Text: “Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.” – Jeremiah 3:23.

Comment:  God Almighty has never intended that anybody should be hungry in this world. Every reasonable person can see that our heavenly Father has provided food and other resources in abundance for mankind.  It is just that the land is no longer as fertile as it should be due to man’s sin and the recklessness of man in the name of development. Irrigation depletes the artificial application of water for crops that makes unproductive lands fertile. Too much irrigation depletes fresh water supplies, seriously damages the environment, including fish stocks and wreaks havoc on human populations. Chemicals used for farming pollutes the environment, destroying cropland, poisoning the water, and creating serious health problems among the population. Land available for agriculture is also disappearing as more space is being used for houses, shopping centres, industries, and roads to accommodate growing populations. The fact is that it is to God Almighty all should look to for salvation “Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!” – Isaiah 31:1.

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