Labour Wisely [DCLM Daily Manna 11 July 2019 Daily Devotional]
Text: Ecclesiastes 10:8-15 (KJV)
Key Verse: “The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city” (Ecclesiastes 10:15).
What would have been the condition of the world, the state of man, and society at large if there were no divine judgment for sin and all wrongdoing? But thanks be to the almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth that had instituted judgment right from creation at Eden.
Life’s journey is not for the weak and fickle-minded who will always groan and grunt at every stumbling block rather than face it with zeal and determination. Just as precious metals such as gold are not obtained from the surface of the earth, attaining success in any endeavour requires wisdom, understanding, intelligence and determination.
A fool seldom pauses to consider the implication of his action and that is only why he can possibly cast a stone into the marketplace caring not who would be hit. Someone who plots evil by digging a pit for others to fall into may be the one to fall into it. Foolish people destroy themselves without knowing it. They do not ponder over the likely outcome of their actions. As for the foolish, they are quick to open their mouth to utter plain foolishness.
Leaders and office holders must be very careful not to speak about a matter or an event without being properly informed and adequately armed with knowledge. Church leaders particularly must eschew acting on impulse or out of ignorance. They must possess the capacity of analysing the present so as to be able to predict the future with a reasonable measure of certainty based on a proper guidance by the Holy Spirit. As believers, we must be cautious of our words and actions, which in a way, has a way of creating a negative perception of us in the minds of people.
Thought For The Day: Folly is the state of mind that scorns divine guidance.
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.