DCLM DAILY MANNA DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR OCTOBER 5, 2022 (TRANSFORMING POWER OF THE WORD)
TOPIC: TRANSFORMING POWER OF THE WORD
TEXT: Psalm 19:7-14
7. The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
8. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever; the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11. Moreover by them is thy servant warned; and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12. Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
13. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me; then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
14. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.” – (Psalm 19:7).
Uysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States said this about the Bible: “My advice to Sunday Schools, no matter the denomination, is hold fast to the Bible as the sheet-anchor of your liberties, write its precepts in your hearts and practice them in your lives. To the influence of this book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilisation, and to this we must look as our guide in the future.”
The text under consideration is a testimony to the power of the Scriptures. It is described as the law, testimony, statutes, commandments, the fear and Judgments of the Lord. The Bible has the power to convert the soul and make wise the simple. Other qualities listed in the passage is the enlightenment it brings and the fact that it is righteous altogether. It endures forever and keeps us back from presumptuous sins. We are commanded not only to read, but also to meditate on it and carry out all the instructions found therein.
The Bible remains an all-time best-seller. Its amazing influence cuts across ages. It is the only book that can convict and convert a sinner. No book has managed to remain as fresh as the Bible. Books are updated from time to time to keep them relevant. But the Bible is unique in value. It has survived so many threats and predictions of extinction. Emperors and kings of old had gone out of their ways to ensure the complete destruction of the Bible at various centuries, but the Bible stands, undaunted through the raging storms of life.
The Bible has brought about transformation of lives. It has changed so many destinies. Thus, we must celebrate the power of the Word as we strive to give it wider circulation.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
The Bible is the best gift you can give out.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Luke 7 – 8
DCLM Daily Manna 5th October 2022 || Transforming Power of The Word