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The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 19 May 2021 – Acknowledge God

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TOPIC: Acknowledge God (Anglican Devotional 19 May 2021)

READ: Deuteronomy 4:32-40 (NKJV)

  1. ” For ask now concerning the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and [ask] from one end of heaven to the other, whether [any] great [thing] like this has happened, or [anything] like it has been heard.
  2. “Did [any] people [ever] hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live?
  3. “Or did God [ever] try to go [and] take for Himself a nation from the midst of [another] nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
  4. “To you it was shown, that you might know that the LORD Himself [is] God; [there is] none other besides Him.
  5. “Out of heaven He let you hear His voice, that He might instruct you; on earth He showed you His great fire, and you heard His words out of the midst of the fire.
  6. “And because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants after them; and He brought you out of Egypt with His Presence, with His mighty power,
  7. “driving out from before you nations greater and mightier than you, to bring you in, to give you their land [as] an inheritance, as [it is] this day.
  8. “Therefore know this day, and consider [it] in your heart, that the LORD Himself [is] God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; [there is] no other.
  9. “You shall therefore keep His statutes and His commandments which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong [your] days in the land which the LORD your God is giving you for all time.”


The Lord our God takes delight in showing His power through man whom He created in His own image. The greatness of God is manifested through man in verse 35 & 39 of our passage. The Lord said, “You are shown these things so that you might know that the Lord is God: beside Him there is no other: “Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on earth below. There is no other. It grieves God when we fail to acknowledge Him in all aspects of our lives and when we give His glory to ourselves, other men, idols or any other thing. He wants us to acknowledge the fact that beside Him, there is no other.

We acknowledge Him by keeping His decrees and commands and obeying His ministers (verses 39 & 40; 2 Chronicles 20:20). We also acknowledge God by telling others about Him. This is the secret of success. It attracts generational blessings. Let us learn to acknowledge God in everything we do in business, government work, studies, family, Church, village meetings, etc., and we shall experience abundant prosperity and God’s special favour in all we do.

PRAYER: Inspire us always Oh Lord to see You in all we do in Jesus Name. Amen.