Tuesday May 5th 2020
Memorise: The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. Isaiah 10:21
Read: Matthew 24:37-42 (KJV)
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Bible in one year:
Psalms 89, 96, 100, 101, 105, 132,
Hymn: Sing hymn 8
As seen from yesterday’s study, there is an urgent need to change for the better. Yet, it is possible that only a few people will take up that challenge. Are you one of these faithful few?
From today’s memory verse, we can conclude that not all men have corrupted themselves, as such there will always be a remnant – a faithful few. These still remain holy and obedient to the Lordship of Christ in spite of the godlessness in the world today.
In several passage of the Scripture, God talks about the faithful few who have been favoured.
“Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.” Romans 11:5
We see from the Scripture above that to be among these faithful few, grace has a huge role to play. In today’s Bible reading, Jesus talks about how only eight people in the whole world were spared from the flood in the days of Noah. This is a fearful thing, yet many people are taking the call of repentance with levity these days. We are no wiser than Noah’s generation, neither were they more sinful then the world is today. We have only enjoyed grace which according to Titus 2:12 should teach us to deny ungodliness.
Beloved, all men have sinned through Adam (Romans 3:23; 5:15-17), therefore, you must repent if you haven’t otherwise there would be repercussions. In Luke 13:5, Jesus told the people of Galilee who did not accept the gospel that except they repented, they would all perish.
You must determine not to be among the corrupt people of this world. Separate yourself for God’s use (Romans 12:1-2; 2nd Timothy 2:21).
While it may be true that some ungodly people are ‘flourishing’ in the world today, Psalm 73 says such is to their ultimate destruction. For us the faithful few, Psalm 1 and 15 must be our watchword.
Father, please count me worthy to be among the blessed remnant – the faithful, favoured few.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
The Elevation Church (TEC) has been set up by God to develop its members as witnesses of Christ while empowering them to achieve the highest levels of distinction in life, led by Pastor Godman Akinlabi, the church is based in Nigeria with multiple expressions in Lagos.