[The Glory Unveiled]
The LORD your God will drive out those nations before you, little by little. You will not be allowed to eliminate them all at once, or the wild animals will multiply around you. ( Deuteronomy 7:22 )
Sometimes what happens in our lives and around us which seem like God does not want us to be happy is actually meant to bring us the ultimate joy. It is like love “undiluted in a translucent bottle”. And as a result of the translucent nature of the covering, it is difficult to interpret the intentions of God accurately sometimes; so that we misinterpret the oracles of God as much as we misinterpret everyday life. After the Israelites had newly come into the land of their inheritance—which was at the time occupied by the other nations—-a vast land, they could not immediately fill it up. So God in His wisdom expressed his love for the people by not driving out all their enemies at once. Wow. God left some of their enemies in place to save the land from being taken over by bush and wild animals. The Israelites were not so many to fill up the land so that wild animals would not multiply and so God would have to use their enemies to drive away wild animals by allowing some of the enemies to lodge temporarily. Sometimes the presence of an “enemy” or an “oppressor” is to work the plans of God for us. So it may be that it is God that is preventing you from eliminating your “foes” at once. God is intentional about everything that concerns us. The seemingly challenging circumstances around us are making way for the expression of a greater weight of God’s glory. Hold on.
Prayer_Bead: Loving Father, thank you for your protection and display of love towards me. Even if I don’t immediately understand it, I know you love me and are committed to it.
#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.