Where is the astounding fruit of the Most High God among us? It is hidden in our unwillingness to obey. It is as if we have secreted His Holy Words into the thicket of our rebellion.
Too many have hidden His treasure away, as if a thief might come and steal their riches. As a result, many stand guard at their doorway; judging others as they perceive from their own darkness. Where is the freely flowing Gospel of Peace and Joy? Where is their vial of Living Water?
Who will go retrieve the Holy things he contains? Who will reach into his thorny will and bring his obedience out of hiding? Who will bloody his own hands to retrieve what is best for all? Who dares “become”, that he might lead his siblings in Christ to what is best?
What is the will of a man in Christ Jesus? What power does it receive if it is brought out of hiding? What blessings are the Holy Lord of Life willing to bestow on the man who diligently gives Him what is rightfully His? As obedience comes, so the prosperity of God appears.
In case my words are not clear enough to provoke specific action, let us read what the Lord has spoken to all who desire to serve Him. Let us remember: the generation that serves the Lord with faithfulness, is the generation that passes down what is good and valuable before His Holy Face. It is the blessing of their “children” to inhabit the better land.
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” (Deuteronomy 5)