AUGUST 1, 2023 ~ THEMATIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE
AUGUST 1 READING…1 CHRONICLES 22 & LUKE 20
Who are we to question God? Why do we question God? Hopefully, we ask God questions that we might know more about Him and His purpose…and not because we think somehow God got it wrong, or is missing something. God does have a purpose for each of us, and we would experience the fullness of God’s purpose for our existence if we would trust Him. We need to trust Him when we don’t understand, and we need to trust Him when we don’t necessarily agree. God knows, God cares, and God always does what is best and right. It is easy for us to espouse these truths when it comes to others…it is much harder for us to have the faith to trust Him when it comes to ourselves. God had a purpose for David, and He had a purpose for Solomon. David could not fulfill God’s purpose for Solomon, nor could Solomon fulfill his father David’s purpose. God allowed David to be part of the plan He had for Solomon, in the gathering of materials, and preparing the people, for the building of the Temple. We should not be envious of others fulfilling their God-given purpose…we should focus on God and what He has called us to do. The religious elite in Jesus’ time here on the earth had lost all sight of God, and therefore continually missed God’s purpose for them. When God in the flesh, Jesus, came to reveal the Father to them, they completely missed Him, because they were too busy fulfilling their self-directed purposes, rather than God’s purpose for their lives. Our focus must be on God first and foremost…out of that focus upon Him, His purpose for each of us will be made manifest. Keeping our eyes on the Lord will put us in the place to see His purpose fulfilled through us. The saddest thing I can imagine is a life lived that never experienced the fullness of God fulfilling His purpose through us.
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TOMORROW’S READING…1 CHRONICLES 23 & LUKE 21