[The Glory Unveiled]
And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” ( Genesis 3:11 )
A blessing activated before its maturation is a curse in disguise. Just as an incubated egg, prematurely taken is useless both in the making of an omelette and the formation of a chicken. God was going to give Adam and Eve the fruit from the tree of life (and probably of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil) eventually but when they took it by their own volition before the appointed time, they discovered rather too late that they had activated a curse. Every scripture that forbids us from any action is for our preservation and not our slavery. So even if the word of God revealed to us seem to bond us—even in the confines of grace—then we need to understand that it is inconspicuously for our preservation. What would have happened if Joseph had allowed Potiphar’s wife? The best thing is, he would remain just the master of the house and not the prime minister of the whole of Egypt. Our seemingly harmless actions may carry in them the seed for our destruction and others. Let us not truncate our blessings prematurely through disobedience and unnecessary indulgence. We are a channel of blessing and breakthrough to some people and we cannot deny them their destiny by our indiscipline actions and ways. In the end, if we obey the word of God without questioning His motives, we would learn that God loves us and wanted us to have good memories and not regrets.
Prayer_Bead: Thank you Father for reminding me today of your love for me through my need to obey you without suspicion.
#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.