DCLM Daily Manna 8 January 2024 Devotional By Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Obedience Is Key
TOPIC: Obedience Is Key (DCLM Daily Manna 8 January 2024)
KEY VERSE: “And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him” (Mark 11:4).
TEXT: Mark 11:1-11 (KJV)
1 And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,
2 And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.
3 And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.
4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.
5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?
6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.
7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.
8 And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.
9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
11 And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.
The London slave trade abolition act of 25th March, 1807, was spearheaded by William Wilberforce; after which the British Royal Navy, established in 1808, began to patrol the West African coasts, intercepting slaves from the slave masters’ ships, setting the slaves free and resettling them in either Liberia or Sierra Leone.
The freed slaves were later educated, trained with some of them recruited to join the British naval squadron in the fight against the slave trade.
In today’s text, Jesus Christ was near Jerusalem unto Bethphage and Bethany at the mount of Olives. He sent forth two of His disciples to go and set loose an unridden colt, upon which He would ride into Jerusalem. He instructed them that if anyone challenged them as to why they were untying the colt, they were to tell the person that the Lord wanted to make use of it. The two disciples were obedient to the Lord’s command and they brought the colt upon which the Lord had His triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
Just as the two disciples obeyed the Lord without procrastination, believers of this end-time Church need to arise promptly to obey the great commission of our Lord, to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, making disciples of them. The disciples made out of the converts must be trained, matured and enlisted in Christ’s end-time army to glorify the name of the Lord.
Like freed slaves of old, Christ has set the believer free so that he can be used for His glory. We have been saved to serve. Therefore, how wonderful will it be, if all Christians will arise and obey the great commission like the two disciples in the text of today! There are still many colts that are tied and that need to be loosed and set free for God’s use.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Obedience begets temporal and eternal rewards.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Deeper Life Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.