Every unsatisfactoriness of things in this world can be traced to man’s disobedience. Every tragedy in life can be traced to one instruction disobeyed. That was the origin of crisis, that was the origin of barrenness, that was the origin of suffering and the origin of labour without commensurate benefit – man started laboring like an elephant and eating like an ant. But God is so wonderful.
Every trace of unsatisfactoriness of things in your life will come to an end. Why? Because God has empowered us his children to be fruitful. He has made ample provision for us. When man fell, God out of love, decided to go the extra mile to give man a second chance. As God was administering judgment on sin (God still hates and judges sin), he was lenient enough to give the first messianic prophecy. Glory to God!
Gen. 3:15-18, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her see; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise his heel. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.”
May we always operate on the blessing side of the windows of heaven all the days of our life in Jesus name. Amen.
There are two windows: the blessing side and the judgment side, may we always be at the blessing side. It is when people don’t understand God properly that they think that the only side there is, is the blessing side. No. There is the judgment side also.
Whenever I study the Bible, I see the cross on almost every page of it. God is love. The ways of God are mercy (the horizontal) and truth (the vertical).
There are also two dimensions of love: the vertical side and the horizontal side. The horizontal side is mercy. The mercy side of God is the one that wills to overlook our shortcomings and bestow upon us that which is ultimately beneficial to us. The truth side of God is the one that hates and judges sin.
God hates sin and the reason why he hates sin is not because of what sin can do to God. Sin does not diminish God in any way. God is God all by himself.
PRAY:- Heavenly father I worship and adore you in Jesus’ Name. I thank you because I know you love me and want the best for me. I ask for grace to love what you love and hate what you hate. Make me a consecrated worshipper indeed in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
TO BE CONTINUED.