MFM Daily Devotional 5 October 2022

MFM Daily Devotional 5 October 2022

THEME:  The God Of Providence

SCRIPTURE: – Psalms 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.”

God rules in the affairs of men. The life of a believer is not guided by luck or the stars but by the Saviour. God loves His own, cares for them and provides all their needs. He is called the God of providence because He knows in advance what the entire mankind is going to need (physically and spiritually), and He meets those needs. The first time we find the word “providence” in the Old Testament was in the story of Abraham’s offering of Isaac upon the altar. In Genesis 22:7-8, “And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.” That was a great need in the life of Abraham and God providentially met that need by providing a ram for the sacrifice. Later, God also provided the supreme Lamb that was sacrificed to save mankind.

God accomplished His purposes through divine providence. He knew ahead that there would be famine in Egypt in the future and that He desired to preserve some people. He allowed Joseph’s brothers to sell him as a slave and for Joseph to be in Egypt before the famine began. He also providentially enabled Joseph to interpret Pharaoh’s dream, proffer solutions that impressed the king who made him a prime minister in Egypt. In Genesis 50:15-21, Joseph told his fearful brothers that God arranged all that happened to use him to save many people from death and destruction.

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Similarly, Ruth’s meeting with Boaz was not an accident. It was providentially arranged. The day she met Boaz, the owner of a field where she gleaned, Boaz received her kindly. God gave her favour with him and he later became her husband (Ruth 4:10). That was how Ruth came into the genealogy of Jesus Christ. The purpose of God in all things is the salvation of His elect people in Christ. So He uses everything in their lives also for their eternal good and salvation.

PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING

  1. O God of Providence, appear in my life, in the name of Jesus.
  2. I connect my life to the socket of divine favour, in the name of Jesus.
  3. As You provided a ram for Abraham’s sacrifice, O God of miracles, provide for all my needs now, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING

  1. O God of Providence, help me as You helped Joseph, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Father, make me a candidate of Your providential arrangement, in the name of Jesus.
  3. O God, make me to be in the right place at the right time, in the name of Jesus.
  4. I declare that my generation and I are blessed, in the name of Jesus.

Credit for today’s Mountain of fire‘s daily devotional October 5 2022: Mountain of Fire Ministries/Mountain of Fire

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