To Stay With The Lord
Apostle Grace Lubega
Genesis 13:10-11 (KJV); And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
When the children of Israel were delivered from Egyptian captivity, they started to grumble for the things they used to enjoy while in Egypt.
They cried for their “cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlick.”(Numbers 11:5). To them, these defined a level of freedom, even though in fact it was bondage.
You would rather live in a ‘wilderness of freedom’ than an ‘oasis of bondage’ because it does not matter how beautiful the plains are, judgment upon an oasis that has no God can fall at any time.
This is what Lot, in our theme scripture did not understand. When he separated from Abraham, he chose the plain of Jordan, which looked beautiful and was well watered everywhere.
He did not know that this would be the very place upon which God would rain fire and brimstone. (Genesis 19).
Abraham on the other hand, did not look at the beauty of his surroundings. The important thing is that the LORD STAYED WITH HIM.
Our freedom is not in the things that satisfy our flesh or the lust of our eyes.
Our freedom is in the knowledge that regardless of where we are, WE HAVE GOD and are walking in accordance to HIS PERFECT WILL.
FURTHER STUDY: Numbers 11:5, Isaiah 35:1
Our freedom is not in the things that satisfy our flesh or the lust of our eyes. Our freedom is in the knowledge that regardless of where we are, WE HAVE GOD and are walking in accordance to HIS PERFECT WILL.
PRAYER: My loving father, I thank you for this Word. I am eternally grateful for the freedom that I have in you. It does not matter where I am Lord, I stand in the blessed assurance that it is enough to have you. My wilderness blossoms and my deserts run with rivers of water because you, the giver of life is with me.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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