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God’s Presence In Perils.

Key Verse

“How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributed sorrows in his anger” (Job 21:17).

TEXT — Job 21:1-21


Deep in the dungeon of despair, after unhelpful remarks from his wife and friends following colossal family and business losses, Job is thrown into a riddle of disturbing questions about life and why the wicked, and not the righteous, seem to prosper. It is a conflict that readily assails saints passing through serious challenges. Only a perfect insight provided by God can offer an acceptable answer and comfort to the perplexed inquirer.

God did come to the aid of Job, as He does to all believers experiencing trials and temptations at the hands of Satan. While Job saw only the present moment of the wicked as they enjoyed their corrupt riches, God revealed the disaster awaiting them. According to Job, “Their houses are safe from fear…They spend their days in wealth…Their seed is established…neither is the rod of God upon them”. But the Lord exposed their end. “Yet he shall perish forever like his own dung.”

Men are often swayed by the carriage of the ungodly celebrities of society. Their influence, affluence, and fame are false parameters that appear to guide our perceptions of them. Their fleeting riches make them puffy to challenge the Bible and its teachings on prosperity. This puts them in the same league as those in the day of Job who told God, “Depart from us, for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways”.

Christians who find themselves in the mire of despondency because of satanic attacks or dwindling economic fortunes and mockery of those who seem to be prospering must be careful not to be enticed into the ways of the ungodly. In the depths of the battles they face, the Lord will ultimately reach out to them and go beyond strengthening them to restoring their lost possessions in hundred-folds.

Thought for the day

God is with you even in the valley – and that’s enough for you.
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Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.


  1. Thank you for the continuous improvement and update on this App . There is Language feature am expecting which is not yet integrated. Adult Yoruba listener are missing out for those who can and can’t read the language.
    Please help put audio yoruba daily manna.
    God bless your good work.

  2. I have been comforted after reading both the Bible passage of the day and the brief explanation that followed. Truly I used to think like Job regarding why everything seems good for the wicked while the Godly goes with unmet needs.

  3. God help us to be able to see beyond or above all the earthly thing and focus on things eternal as Job deed.

  4. Thank God am getting this side of the devotion ,l tried to join but the APP. is not allowing me.thank God even though I listened every day, it a struggle. Thank God for GCK

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