September 5, 2020 Living Water CAC Daily Devotional Guide :- TOPIC : WHO IS A LUNATIC?
Saturday, September 5, 2020
WHO IS A LUNATIC?
Read: Mark 5:1-8
Mark 5:1-8 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,
And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good (Psalms 14:1)
Who is really a lunatic between the mad man on the street who says Jesus is the Son of God and those who live in palatial mansions but say there is no God? Atheists reject all beliefs in spiritual beings and that is the core of Christianity; that God is a Spirit and those who worship Him must do so in the spirit. So they reject any form of religion because Religion is Spiritual.
Of a truth, anyone who doubts the existence of his maker is more lunatic than the mad man on the street. God of creation is not discriminating in blessing the world with sun, rain, natures and all that makes man live happily. To Him, those who reject Him today are only ignorant and needed to be prayed for. While we should not venerate the affluent in our society, we must not underrate the less privileged because only God knows who belongs to Him. For us who are in the church, do we not sometimes doubt the efficacy of God’s power?
Do we trust God as being capable of surmounting the big mountains of our lives? If the man with an unclean spirit could appreciate and worship Christ as the Son of God, why would any right thinking man say there is no God or that God doesn’t have a Son? We must start to pity some of these people in our locality instead of looking for what to get from them, even in their depraved condition. Let us also not quick to judge others for God is the ultimate Judge. All who reject God and His Son Jesus Christ are the lunatics in our societies. Don’t be one!
1. Lord, remove any iota of madness that makes me doubt Your capacity to save, bless and deliver me from any situation.
2. Lord, show Yourself to all those who doubt Your existence in a powerful way.
3. Father, bring back great ministers of the gospel who say grace covers their sins, to their right senses.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Psalms 107 – 109