PASTOR W.F KUMUYI
TOPIC: His Mercy To The Rescue
BIBLE TEXT: MICAH 4:8-13
DATE: Tuesday February 2nd, 2016
“Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.”
God’s acts of mercy are boundless. He is always ready to advance His goodness to the penitent. In our text for meditation today, the enemies of Zion had assembled and were rejoicing at the calamities which befell the city. Zion was to be a light to other nations, but its inhabitants went into sin, which earned them God’s chastisement. The Assyrians came and defeated Israel in war. God sent the people of Judah to Babylon, where they spent a long period in captivity. The people at Jerusalem, the modern city of Zion, went into pain and cried as if they had no Helper. From our text, Micah, however, brought a message of hope, stating that God would deliver His people. Their enemies would not understand that their gathering against Zion was for God to destroy them, just, as sheaves are gathered to be threshed. God’s people would be strengthened to beat their enemies to pieces. This message of hope is still for us today. Though the enemies may gather against us, their plan will be to their own destruction. The designs against any child of God, his family and the Church will not stand. All we need to do is to live right and have good relationship with God. He told His people, “Arise and thresh”. Today, God is still speaking the same language to His children. Instead of fearing the enemies and fleeing from them, boldly set upon them and take the opportunity. When God has plan and work for His people, He furnishes them with strength and ability. When He does that, His children must exert the power and execute the commission. Rejoice because the enemies of your soul have been defeated.
Thought for the day:
The steadfast love of God never stops.
Bible Reading in one Year:
MATTHEW 10 – 11