And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him: and he said unto his servant, Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets. And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage: for they knew them not. So they poured out for the men to eat. And it came to pass, as they were eating of the pottage, that they cried out, and said, O thou man of God, there is death in the pot. And they could not eat thereof. But he said, Then bring meal. And he cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour out for the people, that they may eat. And there was no harm in the pot. (2 Kings 4:38-41)
Today's Morsel: American comedian W.C. Fields said, "Never cry over spilt milk, because it may have been poisoned." I often wonder how much we complain about things that God may be taking away from us because they would have been detrimental to us. A home sale that didn't go through. A potential spouse that decided not go through with the marriage proposal. A job that we thought we should have gotten hired for, but didn't. A promotion that we didn't receive. A university that was too expensive. A car payment that was outside our budget. A flight that we missed because of delayed traffic. So many possibilities. We never know what God is doing behind the scenes for us. We should not complain when these things happen to us, but we should see them as a blessing from the Lord. And we should thank Him for His sovereign will in our life.
Sing: Jesus! Jesus! You know what's best for me. So lead on Jesus, I'll go wherever You lead.
Thought for Today: "Never cry over spilt milk, because it may have been poisoned." W.C. Fields, American comedian.