Though people do not always show themselves wise with time, it is a truth of nature that God’s providence is always shown. Those who wait upon the Lord find that his care for his people and his providence extend far beyond circumstances that seem dire, heinous, or insurmountable. This story illustrates that fact well. The officials of a new king were scheming against God’s people and his work. They responded by waiting on the Lord in a humble way. Because of this, they were able to see God’s response come from the king himself. Too many Christians forget who God is in the face of insurmountable odds. But we should never count God out. The scripture is clear that understanding this point of God’s power, ascribing it to his infinite character, and placing hope upon it, despite what might happen to you, is the type of faith that brings salvation with it. The scripture speaks of this type of faith with great respect. It is, in fact, the type of faith of all of the forefathers of our faith. It confirms that knowing who God is, despite the counter messaging of the world, is the height of spiritual maturity, and that this maturity always pays off in the end.
Published by Josh McGary
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts