The two books of Kings have captured my attention on this lap of B90X like never before.
Not sure if it is age, experience, or what. Maybe it is a combination of both. This quote by Jean-Paul Sartre may sum it up appropriately, “The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.”
Wednesday night I had the privilege of sharing just a few thoughts with The Ananias Project at CRBC. One of them was, just hang in there, stay faithful to Jesus, you will get it, as you grow things will get more clear and understandable. (It looks like more than one thought, but is really, one.)
Having seen just a bit more clearly some of the more intimate details of the two books of Kings, the following short ideas are presented:
1. God is the source and giver of wisdom. It is obscure to think that it can come from anywhere else. Not from spots on a liver, not from bringing back the dead, not from a lifeless metal statue. Father is the only source of wisdom. Similarly to how Solomon asked for it and received it, we can all do the same. ”If anyone lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5). Pretty straightforward.
2. God is pleased to live among his people. Father loves his creation and desires dwelling in the intimate details in each one of our lives. When we have the inclination of our hearts turned towards Him, there is a smile, a sense of his liveliness in our lives, and his great pleasure of working in, through, and around every day.
3. God, in his grace, warns over and over again. If we could see this one thing. It is not always about just judgment and God out to get you or me. It is his loving kindness that keeps him warning and warning. He doesn’t give up easily. He knows what is best and stays persistent in following through with us knowing that he is not giving up on us. ”As was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Joshua 1:5).
4. Yahweh reigns. There is no other. He is greater than Dagon, greater than Molech, greater than all the Ba’als, greater than Anat, Athirat, Chemosh, Ishtar, and Marduk. Combined. To the nth degree. No other. Many can’t hear, speak, or see. Yahweh is the true and living God. He is creator. He is and there is no other. He is, period.