January 23, 2020 DCLM Daily Manna Devotional :- DON’T IGNORE THE ALARM!
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020
TOPIC: DON’T IGNORE THE ALARM!
TEXT: Exodus 9:13-26
“He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses.” – (Exodus 9:20)
In most advanced countries that are prone to natural disasters, like the recent hurricanes that swept the Bahamas and many parts of the Caribbean Island with some parts of the United States, technologies have been developed to warn people ahead of time so people could leave before danger strikes. But some still lose their lives each time a disaster came calling. Often, the reason has been that the victims either delayed to take action immediately or chose to ignore the warning.
In our text today, God pronounced the plague of hail on the land of Egypt but graciously warned the people and even advised Pharaoh to send for their servants and cattle out of the field so they might escape the danger. But instead of taking to the warning. Only a few of them that feared the Lord took to the warning and escaped. The rest were caught up in the disaster.
Our response to God’s warnings will determine our destiny. For a long time, God has been sounding the alarm of His impending judgment on the world. Jesus had warned that just as it happened in the time of Noah, Sodom and Gomorrah, this present world will be consumed by the devastating fire of God’s judgment and no one alive at that time would escape. The only way of escape is to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus and be part of God’s evacuation programme – the rapture.
It is important we do not disregard God’s warning, not only of His impending judgment day and the rapture, but to all His warnings regarding our lifestyle, relationships, business transactions and other areas of our lives. Failure to listen may end in great disaster. Be wise!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
To ignore warnings is to ignore one’s safety.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: