CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR OCTOBER 24, 2021 : TYOPIC – GOD WATCHES HIS WORDS
LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Sunday, October 24, 2021 -World Development Information Day
GOD WATCHES HIS WORDS
Read: Psalms 119:1-11
Psalms 119:1-11 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one little will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled (Matthew 5:18)
On this World Development Information Day, word can mean information or news about somebody or something. In Christianity, the Bible or Scriptures, it is considered as revealing divine truth. Word is as powerful as the speaker, hence ‘Where the word of a king is, there is power’ (cf. Eccl. 8:4). The Word of God is incomparably powerful and highly exalted.
The Bible says of the Lord, ‘For You have magnified Your word above all Your name’ (Psa. 138:2). You cannot separate God from His words. When God speaks, part of Him goes with the Word. His power goes with His declaration. God says what He means, and means what He says. He is no man that He should lie (Num. 23:19). He watches His Word until there is performance. Though it may take a while before what He says manifests, the Word cannot disappear or become irrelevant in transit. ‘For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it’ (Isa. 55:10-11).
Only the Word was spoken and the whole universe was created. Can you point to anything in your life that is a bigger project than the Universe? Thus, God’s Word can take care of any need. He doesn’t forget or abandon His Word-His bond. He watches it until its accomplishment. It cannot return to Him empty (Isa. 55:11).
God is not an idle talker or a babbler. He doesn’t talk just to entertain. He doesn’t joke. He is serious about every word that proceeds out of His mouth. His Word is like a guided missile that must hit the target. His word is so important that heaven and earth will pass away, yet His Word will by no means go unfulfilled. God, in His infinite mercy, constantly reaches out to us. He can re-make you when you surrender to Him. Let His Word guide you in every decision, and there will be no regret.
1. Father Lord, make me a man/woman of Your Word.
2. O Lord, create a hunger in me for Your Word, in Jesus’ name.
3. O Lord, back Your Word in our services to regenerate every heart, in Jesus’ name.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Isaiah 58:12 – 62:6; 2 Thessalonians 1:3 – 2:11