Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading –Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Theme: IT SHALL BE WELL WITH THE RIGHTEOUS

Text:

“Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.” – Daniel 12:10.

Comment:

The people of the world need peace today more than ever before. However, the Prophet Daniel had long prophesied that the last days we are living in will be a time when “the wicked will do wickedly”. (Daniel 12:10)  People of the world need to be given the understanding that there are spiritual forces behind the troubles of mankind and that man does not have the power to solve these problems on his own.   – Ephesians 2:1,2.

The confusion in the world is evidence of the last-ditch effort by the devil to cause distress and instability in the world and drag many into destruction knowing that he will soon be killed by God Almighty. (Romans 16:20)  However, God through His son, Jesus Christ will continue to restrain him from carrying out his boast of destroying all flesh until the time of his end is due. – Psalm 110:2; Revelation 20:1-3.

The Lord Jesus charged Christians thus: “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” – Luke 21:34-36.

Theme: COMMENTARY ON HEBREWS 11:32 - 40

Text:“For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up, saying, Wherefore dost thou prophesy, and say, Thus saith Jehovah, Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it.” – Jeremiah 32:3.

Comment: Because the king and people of Judah had given themselves to the worship of the devil, God Almighty used Jeremiah the prophet to warn them, telling them that if they would not repent, He would make Jerusalem and the temple they took pride in to suffer the fate of Shiloh, where the name of God was in earlier times before it was destroyed and abandoned. (Joshua 18:1; 19:51; 1Kings 14:2.) For warning the people against sin the leaders determined that Jeremiah must die. (Jeremiah 26:1-10) However, some of the elders, together with Ahikam, an officer of the king, intervened to prevent them from their wicked plot.

 

Again, when the Chaldeans besieged Jerusalem, Jeremiah was instructed by God to tell them to submit to their rule to avoid death and destruction. This was  seen as treason for which the leaders of the people convinced King Zedekiah to cast Jeremiah into.a well. But God also delivered him. When we stand up for the truth, even in the face of danger, God will give us victory in the end. St. Paul in his writings recalled God delivered them “from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us” (2 Corinthians 1:10).. He added that God Almighty shall deliver him “from every evil work, and will preserve him unto his heavenly kingdom. –  2 Timothy 4:18

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