I like the scriptures for one reason, it is fair to everyone.
It describes the response and acts of both those who were for and against its central author, God. The Bible in describing Goliath, called him a Champion (1 Sam. 17:4), even though he was against God’s people, the bible described him accurately. He was a Champion. He was killed by “small” David.
Gideon, was to lead God’s people to war, but in the initial phase, he was hiding (Judges 6:11) from the Midianites. He was fearful, yet the bible didn’t hide this. Jehoshaphat was also scared, even though he was a leader (2 Chron. 20:3 – 4). Peter denied Christ, it was recorded. When God’s people were afraid or lived in unbelief, the bible recorded it. David, although called a Man after God’s own heart, committed adultery, the bible didn’t try to talk it away, it was recorded.
Paul, formerly called Saul, who wrote a large part of the New Testament, was killing Christians in his early years. In-fact he was really passionate about this, the bible was dutiful to record this, it wasn’t removed.
You know, all these seeming weaknesses and mistakes of God’s people were recorded not just to their shame but to testify of God’s ability to work hope out of the ashes. To wrought great things through weak and ordinary people like you and me. It is to the honour of His name and ability to work courage and strength out of weakness, fear and being timid. Gideon led the army, Jehoshaphat won the war through praise, David acknowledged and confronted his mistake, Peter preached and got 3,000 people saved, Saul became Paul, a powerful apostle of the gospel.
Ezekiel 37 shows us how far God’s ability can go in regeneration, turning a valley of dry bones without life to a valley filled with an exceeding great army.
“The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones” (Ezekiel 37:1)”
So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army. (Ezekiel 37:10)
The bible promises that glory will be revealed in us;
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18)
You may look at your life now and think, how will God’s glory be revealed in me? Let me inform you, that God is an expert in working strength out of weakness, joy and rejoicing out of pain and suffering, boldness out of fear and timidity, wisdom out of foolishness, life out of death, through the breath and working of the spirit.
What then should we do? Believe, agree and obey the leadings and promptings of the holy-spirit in you.
I Call You Blessed
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