October 31, 2019 LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPIC – NINEVEH, A GREAT CITY?
THE LIVING WATER CAC
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Thursday, October 31, 2019
– World Cities Day
TOPIC – NINEVEH, A GREAT CITY?
Read Jonah 1:2
2. Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.
MEMORISE: And I said: “O my God, I am too ashamed and humiliated to lift up my face to You, my God; for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads, and our guilt has grown up to the heavens” (Ezra 9:6)
Nineveh was a gentile and ignorant nation. How were they great? God called Nineveh great city four times, probably because it was the capital city of the Assyrians, with a population above 120,000 people, then, having great mansions to behold; but more because it has the potential of turning back from her sin to the Almighty God. They were sinful, but important to God.
God’s redemptive plan includes the Gentile nations, right from the beginning. Therefore, no one is a cast away before God, if he/she has not cast himself/herself away. Man may condemn, God does not (Ezk. 18:23; Lk. 15:7,32). Spiritually, Nineveh had no iota of greatness, at all, because of her corruption; but God who knows the hearts of all men, must have seen their readiness to repent at hearing the Word of life (Matt. 12:41). How do you see sinners around you – hated, despised or loved?
We must begin to see with the eyes of God, for we were once sinners (Rom. 6:23). God was so concerned as to raise a prophet for their deliverance. However, the man of God could not fully comprehend, and even preferred to die than having the potential people of God saved. We must lay aside our personal differences, bury our ego and pride, to fulfil the will of the Master.
Everyone is important to God, and Paul quickly realised this when he became all things to all men (1 Cor. 9:19-23). Let us stop flexing muscles in the church and be humbled to see one another as brethren, regardless of our status, knowledge and influence, as the ultimate question from the Lord will always be, “How many souls were won?” You will not labour in vain! Amen.
1. Lord, let me not be a ‘big for nothing’ son/daughter of Yours.
2. Oh Lord, give us listening ears in this nation Nigeria.
3. Father, deliver our church and nation from the impending doom coming upon us because of bloodshed.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Jeremiah 11:13 – 14:8; 1 Timothy 6:11 – 6:21; 2 Timothy 1:1 – 1:10
Author: C.A.C WORLDWIDE