[The Glory Unveiled ]
“Since the days of Gibeah, you have sinned, Israel, and there you have remained. Will not war again overtake the evildoers in Gibeah? ( Hosea 10:9 )
The children of Israel in their exodus to the promised land spent four decades to reach a destination that should have taken not more than 40 days on foot. In another place, Laban, the brother of Rebekah and Jacob’s uncle cheated him after he had faithfully served him. And because of that sin, Laban’s resources became stagnant. The weak animals came to Laban while the strong went to Jacob (Genesis 30:42 ). The house of King Abimelech experienced stagnation because he had taken Sarah, Abraham’s wife into his house. All the women of his household became barren because of the action taken by Abimelech, even though he did it ignorantly (see Genesis 20:18). In the new Testament, Ananias and Sapphira stagnated their walk with the Holy Spirit and truncated their lives because of sin (Acts 5:1-9). Our focal scripture above speaks about the stagnation of Israel because of a sin they had committed. Sin is the formula for stunted growth in the Believer’s walk of faith. Sin will always faithfully pay its wages. And usually, stagnation is part of the wage if not the bonus. To the evildoers in the Israeli camp, war was their reward. Sin always pays its due wages. But sin is only licensed to pay its wages when one mingles with sin. But thanks to God, the legal right of sin is destroyed by Christ, having died on the cross in our place as payment for the wages we owed. So that we are no longer slaves to sin but to righteousness by faith.
Prayer_Bead: Father of Light, thank you for the illumination you have brought into my soul. Teach me to honour your holiness and reverence your name.
#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.