A REIGN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

Daily Devotional : DCLM Daily Manna 

Preacher : Pastor W.F Kumuyi

Topic: A Reign Of Righteousness

Text: Psalm 72:1-20 (KJV)

1. In thee, O Lord , do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. 

2. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me. 

3. Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress. 

4. Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. 

5. For thou art my hope, O Lord God : thou art my trust from my youth. 

6. By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee. 

7. I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge. 

8. Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day. 

9. Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth. 

10. For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together, 

11. Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him. 

12. O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help. 

13. Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt. 

14. But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more. 

15. My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof. 

16. I will go in the strength of the Lord God : I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. 

17. O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works. 

18. Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come. 

19. Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee! 

20. Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

Psalms 71:1‭-‬20 KJV

Key Verse: “In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth”(Psalm 72:7)


MESSAGE:

An American Christian commentator who was summing up where things are and where they are going, following the American 2015 Supreme Court’s ruling that made same-sex marriage a right nationwide wrote: “The world is upside down, inside out, sideways, crazy, nutsy. Bad is good; up is down. Left is right; right is wrong. Evil is good; insanity is sanity. Abnormal is normal…” The Western world is especially moving quickly away from its foundations. Christians who believe that God instituted marriage between a male and a female and have the gall to suggest that the best environment to raise children is when they have both a mother and a father are now labelled crazy, hate-filled bigots.

Man’s rule on this planet has been a dismal failure since the fall. It has been characterised by oppression, injustice and corruption. We have endured the evil of slavery and suppression which were man’s attempt to gain superiority over another. Adding to the problem of oppression is man’s gross misunderstanding and misjudgment about what qualifies a personality to be called God. This has brought many to the worship of animals, birds, nature, and even fellow human beings.

The coming reign of Christ will overturn all unrighteous edicts of rulers and kings of this world. It is described in our text as a period of unprecedented peace, comfort and prosperity. It is compared to the refreshing rain after a long period of draught. It will be a time of justice for the oppressed; all people will worship the same God. There will be no more worship of the various deities held in reverence in many parts of the world today.

You can have a foretaste of His reign of peace and righteousness even now! How? Repent of all sins and receive Christ as Saviour.

Thought For The Day: The best from God is yet to come.

Bible Reading in a Year: Exodus 25-27.

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