TOPIC: God Never Fails
TEXT: Genesis 25:1-11
1. And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke;
And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face;
And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times;
And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn;
And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.
Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even.
And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even.
And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation; it is a purification for sin.
And he that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even; and it shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a statute for ever.
He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.
“And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.” – (Genesis 25:11)
The lyrics of a song, ‘God is never too late’ by Abraham Saturday, say:”Lord you’re never too late; Lord, you’re always on time; there is no time you arrive that is late! We just have to believe in your word.” God’s promise to Abraham that he would be the father of many nations was continued through Keturah. Through her, he had six sons, seven grandchildren and three great grand-children.
Although Abraham was well over one hundred years old at the time he married Keturah, God aided him and Sarah to give birth to the promised child, Isaac. In spite of an initial setback in Sarah giving birth to a child; and though it seemed that the promise of God to Abraham was not forthcoming, at the appointed time, God made everything possible.
Someone noted that the desire to get married or have children is a good, holy desire. But what if God’s time in fulfilling that promise is His way of giving you a greater gift? Likewise, the desire to work hard and provide for family and church is a good, holy desire.
But what if instead of your dream job or promotion, God wants to fill you with a purpose that will outlast any position? What God wants for our lives is always better than the goals and dreams we could imagine for ourselves. Instead of focusing on when God’s promise will be fulfilled, try focusing on what God is teaching you as you wait.
God never stops working for our good – no matter how much time goes by. If we have faith that God holds our eternity, we can have faith that He holds our everyday.When things do not go as we plan, hope for, or pray for, we can rest in the assurance of knowing that God’s promises never fail us.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Ride the rough road with faith in the Lord.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Samuel 23-24
DCLM Daily Manna 1st June 2021 Deeper Life Devotional Message was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.