- Psalm 145:3 says that Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is….Indeed His greatness is unsearchable & His understanding is infinite because at one point, high in the sky… ‘He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by their names.’ (Psa.147:4)
And at another point, down on the earth….’He gives to the beast its food, and to the young ravens which cry..’ (Psa.147:9)
- What do we store in our treasury or in our storehouse, generally? It may be Jewellery, cash, savings, important property documents. And in storehouse, we store grain or extra household things. But what has God has stored in His treasuries or storehouses? He has stored the snow, hail & wind in His treasuries. (Job 38:22-23) God said to Job, “Have you entered the treasury of snow, or have you seen the treasury of hail, which I have reserved for the time of trouble, for the day of battle and war? (Jer.10:13). He brings the wind out of His treasuries.
- When Satan will be released after 1000 years. He will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, to gather them together to battle against the camp of the saints and the beloved city. But the Word of God says that, fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire. (Rev.20:7-10). It was Satan the devil who will deceive the nations to fight against saints & Jerusalem. But God will send the fire to devour them who became the prey for the deceits of Satan. So dear brothers & sisters, do not be deceived by false slanderers who roam to deceive /poison the people of God against God’s saints (servants)/children. They are doing Satan-given job faithfully. God will deal with them; but if you believe such lies & act accordingly, you will also be in great danger.
- Even if you do good, people will talk against, or gossip behind, they have the natural tendency to do so. Jesus said to Pharisees & lawyers (who have rejected the will of God for themselves, not having been baptised by John the Baptist) that, “For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is justified by all her children” (7:29,33,34).
Such people are everywhere; even church is not exempted. If they did not leave Jesus then who are we!! So just ignore them & their low thinking; but do what is right & what God has asked you to do – do it courageously. I am reminded of a very well known Aesop fable of ‘The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey’ in the context of this insight.
A man and his son were once going with their donkey to market. As they were walking along, by his side a countryman passed them and said, “You fools, what is a donkey for, but to ride upon?” So the man put the boy on the donkey, and they went on their way. But soon they passed a group of men, one of whom said, “See that lazy youngster, he lets his father walk while he rides.”
So the man ordered his boy to get off, and got on the donkey himself. But they hadn’t gone far when they passed two women, one of whom said to the other, “Shame on that lazy lout to let his poor little son trudge along.”
Well, the man didn’t know what to do, but at last he took his boy up before him on the donkey. By this time they had come to the town, and the passersby began to jeer and point at them. The man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at.
The men said, “Aren’t you ashamed of yourself for overloading that poor donkey of yours — you and your hulking son?”
The man and boy got off and tried to think what to do. They thought and they thought, until at last they cut down a pole, tied the donkey’s feet to it, and raised the pole and the donkey to their shoulders. They went along, amid the laughter of all who met them until they came to a bridge, when the donkey, getting one of his feet loose, kicked out and caused the boy to drop his end of the pole. In the struggle, the donkey fell over the bridge, and his forefeet being tied together, he was drowned.
Moral :- If you try to please everyone, you will please no one.
~ Anjali Jose
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