Reflecting With God 10/06/2022

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Thinking, praying, reading, studying the Bible – when we do these things, we are reflecting on the Word of God. To reflect is to contemplate and/or consider, and God wants us to deeply reflect on His Word so that we can better understand Him.

Thursday Reflecting

“Although my house is not so with God, Yet He has made with me an everlasting covenant.” – 2 Samuel 23:5.

An old commentator says “There is an ‘although’ in every man’s lot and life.” Paul was the mightiest of preachers, the noblest of spiritual heroes, but he had his “although,” for “there was given to” him “a thorn in the flesh.” Jonah was “exceeding glad of the gourd,” but a vile insect lurked unseen at its root. Ezekiel soared as few prophets did, with bold wing, amid the magnificent visions of Providence and Grace, but “the desire of” his “eyes” was taken away “with a stroke.” . . . But the “althoughs” of life are generally qualified by some “yet.” Listen to the psalmist’s testimony again. “All thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Yet the Lord will command His loving kindness in the daytime and in the night His song shall be with me.” Habakkuk mourns over the fig-tree without blossom, vines withered and fruitless. “Yet,” he adds, “will I glory in the Lord and rejoice in the God of my salvation.” And is it not so with all God’s true people? The “yets” outbalance and overbalance the “althoughs.” The bitter cup has its sweet drops, the dark night its clustering stars of consolation and solace, the “valley of Baca” its wells of joy.

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Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, NKJV © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
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About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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