DCLM Daily Manna Devotional | 6 January 2022 | Building Godly Institutions
TOPIC: Building Godly Institutions
TEXT: PSALM 11:1-71 In the Lord put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain? For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.  If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?  The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
KEY VERSE: “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (PSALM 11:3).
DCLM Daily Manna Devotional | 6 January 2022 | Building Godly Institutions Sermon
The stability or otherwise of society is traceable to the constitution governing its citizens and their institutions. If the provisions of the constitution, produced after wide consultations with the people and critical stakeholders, reflect the wishes of the subjects and are adhered to by all, the polity stands the chance of a healthy and crisis-free existence, even in tumultuous times.
That legal system during the reign of Saul collapsed, with the king becoming a law unto himself. When he chased David throughout the land to kill him, the young son of Jesse had no legal system to appeal to hear his argument of being innocent of Saul’s accusations.
The believer today must however be assured that although the world’s system may lack the right scales and capacity to dispense justice to the dispossessed, with the state actors sometimes supporting the oppressors, God is “in his holy temple…his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.” The righteous are assured that they do not need to despair when a man takes the law into his hand and jettisons the rubrics of society. God will always weigh in on the side of His (deprived) righteous people.
As David was defiant in the face of overwhelming trials, insisting he will trust in the Lord for deliverance, the steadfast follower of Christ must also depend on God, who shall “rain snares, fire and brimstone, and a horrible tempest” upon the wicked. God is righteous and He will jealously guard the righteous. Repose your confidence in His awesome power to defend and protect you.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There is no injustice with God.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Matthew 12-13