TOPIC: THE PHILOSOPHY PROFESSOR! – OUR DAILY MANNA 2nd October 2019
BASIC SCRIPTURES: PSALM 14:1; PSALM 112:1-10
There was a professor of Philosophy who was a deeply committed atheist. His primary goal for one required class was to spend the entire semester proving that God couldn’t exist. His student were always afraid to argue with him because of his impeccable logic. Sure, some had argued in class at times, but no one had over really gone against him because of his reputation. At the end of every semester on the last day, he would say to his class of 300 students. “If there is anyone here who still believes in God, stand up!” In twenty years, no one had ever stood up. They knew what he was going to do next. He would say, “Because anyone who believes in God is a fool. “If God existed, he could stop this piece of chalk from breaking when it hit the ground. Such a simple task to prove that He is God and yet He can’t do it”. And every year, he would drop the chalk onto the tiled floor of the classroom, and it would shatter into a hundred pieces. All of the students would do nothing but stop and stare. Most of the students thought that God couldn’t exist. Certainly, a number of Christians had slipped through, but for 20 years, they had been too afraid to stand up! Then a certain young got admitted into the university.
He was a Christian and had heard the stories about his professor. He was required to take the class for his major, and he was afraid. But for three months that semester, he prayed every morning that he would have the courage to stand up no matter what the professor said or what the class though. Nothing they said could ever shatter his faith… he hoped. Finally, the day came. The professor said, “If there is anyone here who still believes in God, stand up” ODM devotional october-december 2019
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The professor and the class of 300 people looked at him, shocked, as he stood up at the back of the classroom. The professor shouted, “ You FOOL!!! If God existed, he would keep this piece of chalk from breaking when it hit the ground!” He proceed to drop the chalk, but as he did, it slipped out of his fingers, off his shirt cuff, on to the pleat of his pants, down his leg his leg and off his shoe. As it hit the ground, it simply rolled away unbroken. The professor’s jaw dropped as he stared at the chalk. He looked up at the young man and then ran out of the lecture hall. The young man who had stood up proceeded to walk front of the room and shared his faith in Jesus for the next half hour. 300 students stayed and listened as he told of God’s love for them and of His power through Jesus.
odm Bishop Chris KwakpovweThe story of this professor is a lesson, but always remember Psalm 14:1 – “Only fools say in their hearts, “there is no God”. Note: IN THERE HEARTS! You may not voice it out to others, but each time you get depressed over your battles, you are indirectly saying in your heart; THERE IS NO GOD you can trust! Yes! Each time you get discouraged and compare yourself to others, you are indirectly saying in your heart, THERE IS NO GOD! Ah! Each time you get worried/anxious over your future and begin to imagine HOW and WHEN your testimony will show up, then you are indirectly saying in your heart that, THERE IS NO GOD! Arise today and tell the devil that DELAY is not a denial! Tell the devil that no matter the battles, YOU WILL TRUST JEHOVAH forever because your eyes are FIXED on Him.
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ODM PRAYER POINTS FOR OCTOBER 2
Take your best worship song to God now.
- Thank God for today’s word and pray as you are led.
- God has a wonderful plan for you! Repent from worry, doubt or allowing depression now! Reject self-pity now!
- Declare Psalm 112:7 now! Personalize it: My heart is FIXED; trusting in the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! I am not a QUITTER!