The Phaneroo Devotion: The Wisdom Of God In Chastisement
Apostle Grace Lubega
Psalm 81:13-14 (AMP); “Oh, that My people would listen to Me, That Israel would walk in My ways! “Then I would quickly subdue and humble their enemies And turn My hand against their adversaries;
Some Christians often find themselves in very difficult persistent situations but never ask why. They may struggle with an ailment for years and never seek God about what they might be missing.
It is godly wisdom to understand why you are in a particular situation. This knowledge can even determine how long you will spend in the ‘wilderness’.
The reason the children of Israel spent 40 years meandering through the wilderness is that they did not have the courage and fortitude to endure war. The shorter route to the Promised Land was a 12-day journey. They did not go through it because they would have turned back to Egypt if they had seen war.
In Numbers 14, the Bible speaks of their murmuring and refusal to advance and take over Canaan because they believed the evil report of the spies Moses had sent (Numbers 14:1). When God saw their lack of courage and faith in Him, He told Moses, “Tomorrow turn you, and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea… Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the Lord, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you: Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward which have murmured against me… And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcasses are wasted in the wilderness” (Numbers 14:25-30).
When in any wilderness experience, seek God about what you ought to do. Do not murmur, as the children of Israel did. Our theme scripture teaches that when you hear God and do what He requires, He quickly humbles and subdues your enemies. The heart that inquires will always find the fastest way out of the wilderness.
FURTHER STUDY: Exodus 13:17, Psalm 9:9-10 (AMPC)
GOLDEN NUGGET: When in any wilderness experience, seek God about what you ought to do. Do not murmur, as the children of Israel did. Our theme scripture teaches that when you hear God and do what He requires, He quickly humbles and subdues your enemies. The heart that inquires will always find the fastest way out of the wilderness.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. I thank You for teaching me Your ways. I have the wisdom that inquires and the brokenness of the spirit to hear You about what I must do in any circumstance, in Jesus’ name, Amen