Where is my faith?
April 16, 2020: SOAP #3787: 1Samuel 19; 1Chronicles 7; Psalm 59; Matthew 4
Scripture: Genesis 47:13-26 As theLord brought this to my mind, it was so strong that I replaced the reading planI have used for over 10 years to insert this SOAP.
Observation: A friend justsent me a cartoon of two people standing in front of a totally empty bookshelf.One person was saying, and here are the books on successful government programs.After a low-grade laugh, the Lord took my thoughts to the very firstgovernmental bail-out program. (Read theverses above.) The bail-out program wasin response to a God given dream. But fourteenyears after the dream, the government owned all the land, all the livestock,and all the citizens (except for the priest who were supported by the government.) Citizens were moved to the cities. Those allowed to farm were required to give20% to the government. The government became so oppressive that theirwhole work-force cried out to their God who sent Moses to lead them out ofEgypt. Talk about a mass work-walk-out!!
Application: Instead of the government being the servantof the people and using its authority to better and improve the lot of theircitizens, the government used its authority to dominate and control itscitizens.
The famine set up the changes in Egypt. COVID-19 may be setting up changes for the USA. The more the government gives me, the morethey can take from me. God is the onlyone I can trust to whom I can totally surrender.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, Your care for me does notdepend on how the government responds to COVID-19. Your protection and provision does not dependon the economy. Help me to keep my faithin you and not in the government! Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!