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CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE. Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

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5 months 1 week ago #9296 by thaiwohvista
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TOO LATE

Read Jeremiah 8:15-22
15. We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!
16. The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein.
17. For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the LORD. 18. When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.
19. Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the LORD in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?
20. The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.
21. For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me.
22. Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

MEMORISE: Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord open to us!’ But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you’ (Matthew 25:11, 12)

EXPOSITION
Someone said ‘it is better late than never’. But an adage says that, ‘it is too late to cry when the head is off’. Many who suffer defeat in life would have been saved, if they ‘heeded the sound of the trumpet’. The children of Israel, being so much loved and cherished by God, often and severally abused opportunities to retrace their steps back to Him. Maybe they say, “He will always pardon us”. No! God’s holiness and justice will not allow Him pardon all the time, especially when He has given all opportunity for change.
One thing is certain; whoever abhors God’s Word and way will lose His mercy, blessings and security. This was the condition of the people of Judah who would soon be swept away by their ungodly neighbours, famine and pestilence, because they had resorted to idolatry and strange vanities. After much waiting for a change which didn’t come, the people of God found themselves in famine, oppression, imprisonment, and finally, exile (Jer. 52:6ff). They broke God’s covenant and so, He left them shattered in pieces by their enemies. It is unfortunate that many who were exiled didn’t return home. They are known as the Diaspora. Hope you are not heading towards dissociation, disintegration and self-inflicted excommunication? Why not make use of the series of opportunities of God’s Word on the Radio, Television, social media, from His ministers, counselors etc., to turn over a new leaf.
King Saul eventually saw his folly and wanted to amend his ways, but alas, the judgment had been passed; it was too late (1 Sam. 15:27-30). You may not have another chance like the prodigal son (Lk. 15:18-22). Time and tide wait for no one. The final whistle will soon blow. Jesus is coming soon. The rapture will soon happen. May you not be left behind, in Jesus’ name. It is more than just ‘Amen’. Take the right steps.

PRAYER POINTS:
1. Open my ears to Your rebuke, now, so that my life will not be open to chaos at the end, O Lord.
2. Father, don’t allow ‘Had I known’ to end my life, because of disobedience, in Jesus’ name.
3. O Lord, let the Church be awakened to her responsibilities of doing Your will other than following the dictates of the world.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: 1 CHRONICLES 11 AND PHILIPIANS 1

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