God’s Blessing and Faithfulness

We keep bees and they love nectar from Sourwood trees. There are many on our property and I heard the bees buzzing behind me, working a Sourwood. I happened by another Sourwood, but there were no bees. I thought, “It’s in the shade and not yet ready with nectar.” Later, I remembered that sunlight is converted to sugar by plant chlorophyll. Tree nectar from direct sunlight may be sweeter than what is made in the shade.  Is it true with us; as we are exposed directly to God’s brilliance through prayer and worship, do we reflect a more pleasant offering, than just going about our business in this world? I’m not talking about works, as though we can produce or earn God’s love or favor, which is by grace alone. David Wilkerson said, “It is impossible to waste time in prayer, seeking God.” He was talking about God’s virtue, rather than our efforts. God is a rewarder of those who earnestly seek Him. (Heb. 11:6) Seeking God, His presence and will is virtuous because God is “the God who is There.” If we seek Him, we will find Him. (Matt. 7:7) We are designed to need and receive His love, which brings its own reward.

If ever we think we are better than anyone else, we have wandered from the path. God is not a respecter of persons. (Rom. 2:9-11) We all have sinned and fallen short of glory. (Rom. 3:23) No one is righteous. (Rom. 3:10) Our works are like filthy rags. (Isaiah 64:6) Comparing one rotten egg with another is foolishness. The Pharisees considered themselves better than common people and Yeshua criticized them more than most. Comparison is judging others, which must not be done. Our works will never justify us or make us more loved or better people. (Rom. 3:20)

“I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.”(Psalms 89:2) It may seem that you are alone, abandoned, and facing enemies on every side; but our senses and thoughts are unreliable, with our feelings like a spinning top directionless and out of control. God’s word stands clear regarding His love and faithfulness. Time and the elements could not expunge His word from the earth though entire civilizations are buried with no evidence or remains. God’s faithfulness is in Heaven where it transcends this world. Sorrows weigh us down, burdens to great to contemplate, much less carry. In this world we have tribulation, pressure and sadness, but Yeshua, (Jesus’ Hebrew name), came into this world just as we did and triumphed over every foe, every failure, and defeated the ruler of this world. The ramifications of His victory are for us, those He came to save. It was God’s faithfulness that sent Yeshua for us. 

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Retired Journeyman
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