Friday, October 12, 2012

A Man From God (Featured Daily Devotion)

Day 8


A Man From God

2 Chronicles 30:16

They stood in their place according to their custom, according to the Law of Moses the man of God…

   The most famous work of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the seventeenth-century Spanish novelist, is Don Quixote de La Mancha---the story of a knight from the La Mancha region of Spain. Since La Mancha was a geographical region, we could easily translate “man of La Mancha” as “man from La Mancha.” And the same is true when using the biblical phrase “man of God.”

   The easiest way to understand the meaning of “man of God’ is to think of it as “man from God.” The phrase occurs 78 times in the New King James Version of the Old Testament and most often refers to prophets---those who spoke words from God on His behalf. The prophets were men of God because they came from God to speak to the people. “Man of God” describes one man in the Old Testament more than any other: Moses. He was a man sent by God to speak the words of God to Pharaoh in Egypt. And later he spoke words for God to the people of Israel.

   The defining characteristic of a man or woman of God today is that they say what God says. Instead of putting words in God’s mouth, They put His Word in theirs.

Recommended Reading: Deuteronomy 34:10-12


It takes a lifetime to prepare a sermon because it takes a lifetime to prepare a man of God.

Arthur S. Wood

From: David Jeremiah’s “Turning Points” Magazine and Devotional.

Turning Points