31 October 2020 Daily Manna
ODM TOPIC FOR TODAY: THE DRAMA OF THE SILVERSMITH!
BASIC SCRIPTURES: MALACHI 3:1-6; PSALM 121:4
MALACHI 3:1-6 KJV
3 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.
2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:
3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.
4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts.
6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
A group of women were in a Bible Study on the book of Malachi. As they were studying chapter three, they came across verse three, which says: “He will sit as a refiner and Came of silver.” This verse puzzled the women and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God. One of the women offered to find out about the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their next Bible Study. That week, this woman called up a Silversmitn and made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn’t mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining silver. As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece o silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest so as to burn away all the impurities. The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot; then she thought again about the verse, that “He Sits as a purifiner and purifier of silver.” She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time the silver was being refined. The man answered saying, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed. The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith, “How do you know when the silver is fully refined?” He smiled at her and answered, “oh, that’s easy- when I see my image in it.” If today you are feeling the heat of the fire, remember that God has His eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you. 31 October 2020 Daily Manna
Note this: God is BUILDING YOU even when it seems He is BREAKING YOU! The STRUGGLES make you stronger! The LORD is bigger than the giants you face! Remember that God did not remove the RED SEA; He OPENED IT. God will always MAKE A WAY out of every battle you face. He is the “SILVERSMITH” that sits to watch you WALKTHROUGH and not RUN THROUGH in fear! You will never end up in shame! Hold on and hold out to HIM!
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PRAYER POINTS: Take Song 2 My faith looks up ( scroll down)
- In your own words. pray over today’s word as led now
- Thank you Lord, that YOU SIT down to watch over me even in the fire! That is why you are called the Fourth man in the furnace and the ever-present HELP in trouble!
- I decree that I will NEVER go down because my God does not sleep nor slumber.
- Jehovah God, turn my losses to my glory story. Move me from the VICTIM ARENA to my Victory lane in Jesus’ name( Pray it seriously for 2 days).
- Pray for the remaining weeks of 2020. Decree DIVINE REMEMBRANCE! 31 October 2020 Daily Manna
YESTERDAY DEVOTION: ODM October 30 2020 GOD HAS OVER 7 BILLION REPLACEMENTS OF YOU! STAY HUMBLE!
2. MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE,
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My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Now hear me while I pray;
Take all my guilt away;
Oh, let me from this day
Be wholly Thine.
May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire;
As Thou hast died for me,
Oh, may my love to Thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire.
ODM Daily Devotional Hymns And Praise Worship Songs 2020
While life’s dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my Guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.
All thru life’s transient dream,
Until death’s sullen stream
Shall o’er me roll,
Blest Savior, with Thy love,
Fear and distrust remove;
Make me Thy grace to prove
Transform my soul.
31 October 2020 Daily Manna