“By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised” (Hebrews 11:8-11).
Today’s Morsel: I hear some people say that life isn’t fair, and that it isn’t right for some people to have lots and others to have little. But what I usually find is that this is the attitude of the slothful. Why do I say that? The Lord told Joshua, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success” (Joshua 1:8). David wrote, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper” (Psalms 1:1-3). And Paul wrote to the church at Galatia, “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:27-29). Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob all had the same promise from God. And because God isn’t a respecter of persons, as born-again believers those promises are for us, too, Peter said (Acts 2:39). No, God isn’t fair, He is just. His promises don’t change. Success is in your own hands. God has already done His part.
Sing: Magnify the Lord with me; Blessed, Lamb of Calvary, for His grace so rich and free, magnify the Lord with me. Magnify the Lord with me; Blessed, Lamb of Calvary, Jesus gives us liberty. Oh, magnify the Lord with me.
Thought For Today: Success is predicated upon “U”. Parker