Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The Old Mill
"As long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper." 2Chron:26:5
I've been studying up on the history of some of the kings of Israel, in readiness for my Bible Study on Isaiah, which begins tomorrow. It seems like such a simple thing to do, "to seek the Lord" or to "do His will," or "to obey Him", but most of us are just like the kings of old -- sometimes we do and sometimes we don't. But God has said so many times, in so many different ways, "if you obey me, I will bless you." Like most good fathers, God loves to bless us. I wonder why it is such a struggle to obey Him? Of course, we know it is sin in us that pulls us away from Him, but most of us don't like to think of ourselves as sinners. Yet we must, if we want to be blessed.