DEVOTION FOR SATURDAY DECEMBER 10, 2016
HE’LL RESTORE YOUR LOST FORTUNE
Text: Deuteronomy 30:1 – 10
God’s love and mercies are unbelievable and far beyond our understanding. If not so, some of us wouldn’t have been Christians much more being a priest in His service. This love God has for sinners made Paul to assert that he was not worthy to be an Apostle if not for the grace God he received.
In our bible reading for the day, Moses told the Israelites that if they go astray, realizes their wrong and are willing to go back to the Lord, He would welcome them back. Even when they walk out on God deliberately, He will still take them back. God’s kind of mercy is what Jesus proved through the parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11–24). He deliberately walked out on the Father like the lost sheep. Moses told them about God’s love and mercies for them.
There are lessons for us to learn from this statement of Moses.
- a) God is love and merciful (Exodus 34:6 &7)
- b) God is always ready to forgive us (Jeremiah 31:34)
- c) He will gather us as His people (Jeremiah 32:37; Ezekiel 34:13)
- d) He restores our fortunes (Luke 15:22–24; Jeremiah 29:14)
Have you deliberately walked out on God? Is it that you walked out on God as a result of ignorance and now you are finding it difficult to forgive yourself and come back to Him? Why will you continue to carry about your burden of sins when God is ever willing and ready to forgive you when you come back to Him? The place you are now may be the result of the acts of your own mistake just like the Prodigal Son and you have lost so many things. Turn back to God and He will freely welcome you unconditionally (Luke 15:17 & 18). Arise, He is waiting for you to restore unto you all those years you have lost (Joel 2:25) in ignorance and sin because of His love for you. Don’t hesitate or procrastinate.
Food for Thought: All the promises of God in Christ Jesus are Yes and Amen!
Memory verse: Deuteronomy 30 verse 3
Prayer: God, I repent of all sins I have committed. Please restore my lost fortunes in Jesus name. Amen.