THURSDAY 6TH AUGUST, 2020
THEME: Appeal To God
PASSAGE: Job 5:1–17
HYMN: MHB 335- PASS me not, O gentle Saviour
MEMORY VERSE: Job 5:8 “But as for me, I would seek God, And to God, I would commit my cause.”
The law courts are for judgment. Law courts are often regarded as the “last hope of the oppressed” but it is not always so because we have seen where justice has been tampered with by powerful people and justice has been by the wealthy. There are corrupt judges, of course, and people buy justice! The highest court in Nigeria is the Supreme Court. Any case appealed to the Supreme Court is for the final verdict. A man who had spent 27 years in Port Harcourt Maximum Security Prison was some time ago discharged and acquitted by the Supreme Court. Even if the supreme court did not set the man free, he must have spent more than the number of years his offence carried! Some months ago the Emir of Kano (immediate past) wept in the open for the terrible plight of the poor in Nigeria.
Job is one of the characters in the Bible some Christians don’t want to emulate. Job appealed his case to God Almighty and also looked unto Him. Verse 8 says; “As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause; who does great things and unsearchable, marvellous things without number”. Take your case to God and get the right judgment. He is the greatest Judge who cannot be bribed or influenced to wave or alter His judgment.
In our passage, Job was challenged to call on his God for answered prayer, if he truly believed that he was truly right with God. Some of us, too, have faced similar situations. Hannah was in such a situation, too. Whatever the circumstances surrounding you, appeal your case to God in prayer and He will discharge and acquit you. Though He knows what you are passing through, as an obedient child of God, appeal to God, the Just and Righteous Judge who is not a respecter of any persons.
Psalm 45:7 says; “GOD loves righteousness and hates wickedness.” Seek the face of God daily and see what He will do for you. Jesus is our Senior Advocate and He will handle the case properly before His Father in heaven. You will be discharged and acquitted from every trouble of life and you will have peace of mind.
PRAYER: My Father, my Father, I appeal my case and hand over my condition to You for right judgment in my favour in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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