July 29, 2020 DCLM Daily Manna Devotional :- DON’T DEFILE THE LAND
WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 2020
TOPIC: DON’T DEFILE THE LAND
KEY VERSE: “(For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;) That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you” (LEVITICUS 18:27, 28).
Two evil friends who specialised in robbing accident victims enjoyed their “vocation” for some time. They usually rushed to accident sites and while the victims struggled between life and death, they dispossess them of their valuables – money, etc. But one night, a strange thunder struck and killed them both. The land “spued” them out of it.
The occupants of the land of Canaan had defiled the land with evil practices. Their iniquity had blossomed and multiplied. The judgment of God came on them as they were rooted out and replaced with Israel.
The earth does not operate independently of the righteous laws of God; there are natural laws such as the law of sowing and reaping, which often plays out in all spheres of a man’s life. “Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high… For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it” (Habakkuk 2:9-11).
Unbridled quest for sins has pervaded modern societies. All forms of evil – robbery, rape, ritual killings, kidnapping, banditry, embezzlement, etc., are so common these days.
But does the sinner today know that the horrors of hell must be avoided? Does he know that there is a lake that burneth with fire and brimstone “where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched”; where those who die in sin will live all eternity?
Most persons, even those who profess to read the Bible, still do not believe this truth. The truth is that anyone who dies with any unforgiven sins will certainly be sent into everlasting fire. The way out is to repent from all sin and receive Jesus as Lord and personal Saviour.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To avoid eternal regrets, receive Christ today as your Saviour.
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