Ugliness, previously hidden by darkness was now illuminated. God, however, was not perturbed. Day two was coming. Instead, He focused on His day one accomplishment, namely, the production of light, and it was good. He worked on each created feature, one day at a time, celebrating each of His accomplishments: “he saw that it was good”.
When we walk in obedience to Him, the love of God will be perfected in us. That is because there is a relationship between our obedience and our love for God and by extension others. This love perfected in us does not make us sinless, but rather we will sin less as we grow in maturity in Christ.
God was saying to the Israelites, that these perceived impossible events might occur, however, His compassion towards His people can never be remove. His faithful love for them can never be shaken. As it was with the Israelites, so it is with us. God’s steadfast love for us is more certain than the stability and strength of the mountains and the hills.
Are you familiar with Ephesians 6:10-18? Most intercessors are. This passage of scripture outlines the pieces of the Armor of God, which the believer should put on as they prepare to fight against the spiritual forces of darkness.
On the front patio leading to my apartment I proudly display my spider plant. This plant is proof that regardless of how grim the circumstances may appear, we should not quit, neither should we allow our perceived limitations to prevent us from walking into our purpose.
May we receive the gift of sight today, so we can see Him, and “the things which God hath prepared for them that love him”. May we also be able to see the any sin in our hearts and repent, so that the work of God can be accomplished within us.
God’s desire is that His people enjoy the numerous blessings He has for them. Sin separates us from God, but He always makes a way for His people to return to Him.
The story of the cross is among other things, the story of forgiveness of sins. Jesus could have prayed otherwise, but He did not. The purpose of the cross was to bring salvation to a lost world, and Jesus paid the ultimate price. As his hour approached Jesus the great high priest, our arbitrator, The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world interceded on behalf of all flesh, Father forgive them for they know not what they do.
Have you ever been in a situation where you had to sit with yourself and engage in some real self-talk? David did.
Our help does not come from the mountains, neither does our help come from the gods (little “g”) of the mountains. In times of weakness, the only source of strength for the believer is Elohim, the One who made those strong mountains.