Tuesday, April 15, 2008

God ordained lack!

“…Beware that you do not forget the Lord…Lest when you have eaten and are full, …Then your [minds and] hearts be lifted up and you forget the Lord your God… who led you through the great and terrible wilderness...where there was no water, but who brought you forth water…who fed you in the wilderness with manna, that He might humble you and test you, to do you good in the end…” Deut 8:11, 14-16 AMP [italics & emphasis mine]

The distance from Cairo (Egypt) to Jerusalem (Israel) is about 264 miles http://www.wiki.answers.com/, by car today takes about 10-15 hours. An average man could walk 264 miles in 25-30 days; therefore a group of adults, children and live stock could walk same distance in 40-90 days max. Yet, GOD LED (they were not lost or wondering), God Led Israel in the wilderness for 40 YEARS amazing! He says in the scripture above that He led them where there was no food or water, then He gave them food and water-why? TO HUMBLE THEM…Deut 29:6 says, “…that you may know that I am the Lord your God…”

It seems that God denied them natural provision so that He could be their only provision. Jesus did the same thing, He sent out His disciples and asked them to take nothing at first; when they came back he asked them if they suffered lack and they said no, then he asked them to take their stuff [Luke 22:35-36]. I am therefore persuaded that there are times when God lead us into places and situations where only Him could be our sole provider firstly to humble us and that we may know that He is God. If and when you suffer lack-whilst in total obedience to God-humble yourself and look up to heaven whence your help will come from.

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