Text: Isaiah 21:11-17
Key Verse: “The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?” (Isaiah 21:11)
However, some questions are significant and demand answers that may define our future. The question of the man from Seir, directed at the watchman, Prophet Isaiah, was significant and relevant, even to us today. “Watchman, what of the night?” he enquired. The repetition of the question accentuates the anxiety prevailing at that time. Then, the Assyrian army had subdued Judah and its neighborhood, including Dumah (Edom) and fear was on every side. The question then was, “What of the night [of calamity]? Is there hope of deliverance?” “The morning cometh, and also the night…”, came the answer from the prophet, implying that deliverance (morning) would soon come to the captive Hebrews, and punishment (night) to the Edomites.
The prophet encouraged sincere enquiry and repentance as the only means of securing an answer of peace. Today, the world is facing nights of crises. There is palpable apprehension. Very soon, it will be a glorious dawn of deliverance for believers in Christ, and night of severe punishment for the God- forsaking world. As watchmen, believers ought to speed up preaching the gospel to save more people.
Thought for the day: The big question is no longer “where’s the world going?” but “where are you going to be?”
Bible Reading in one Year: 2 Kings 22-23
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.