DCLM Daily Manna 13 February 2024 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — A Tale Of Mutual Seekers

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TOPIC: A Tale Of Mutual Seekers (DCLM Daily Manna 13 February 2024)

KEY VERSE: “And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature” (Luke 19:3).

TEXT: Luke 19:1-10 (KJV)

1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.

2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, e chief among the publicans.

3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.

4 He ran before climbing into a sycomore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way.

5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for today I must abide at thy house.

6 He made haste to come down and received him joyfully.

7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying that he had gone to be a guest with a man who was a sinner.

8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

10 For the Son of man is come to seek and save what was lost.

DCLM Daily Manna For Today MESSAGE:

In his inspirational book, The Pursuit of God, the renowned Christian theologian, and author A. W. Tozer observes, “Our pursuit of God is successful just because He is forever seeking to manifest Himself to us.” Many people who sought and found God have discovered that He saw them.

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This was the case of Zacchaeus, as seen in the text for today’s study. Zacchaeus, described here as a rich chief publican living in Jericho, was desperate to see and know Jesus passing through his city. His smallness of stature put him at a disadvantage and hindered his mission. He did not relent but devised another strategy – he ran ahead down the road and climbed a sycamore tree to gain a vantage view of Christ. The Lord got to that spot, looked up, and found him. Zacchaeus’ encounter with Him proved most rewarding because it resulted in his salvation and even the privilege of hosting Christ in his home.

There is a lot to learn from this event. To start with, Zacchaeus was a sinner. He was chief among publicans (tax collectors) who were loathed for their extortionary and corrupt practices, which gave Zacchaeus ill-gotten wealth. Yet, he was a seeking sinner. Realizing his wealth and position could not offer true satisfaction and fulfillment, he desperately sought the Lord against all odds. Neither the intimidating swarm nor his limiting stature could dissuade him. He became a sincerely saved soul and even offered to make restitution.

Zacchaeus was seeking Christ, who also “came to seek and to save that which was lost.” He is reaching out to you, too. But He says, “ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” Would you seek Him for salvation or a closer walk? Then, you need to take a step of faith. Let no consideration restrain you.

Those who sincerely seek the Lord find everything needful in the process.

Joshua 8-10

Pastor W. F. Kumuyi, who wrote Deeper Life Daily Manna For Today 2024, is the founder and general superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

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Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart. You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You, Lord, for keeping me, in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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