The sovereignty of God is beyond question by any except fools. He has made His judgements and grace known to men who are without excuse. Abraham has been patient in faith waiting for God’s promise. Jacob died in Egypt, but his bones wait in the promise land.
“Your dead will live; Their corpses will rise. You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy, For your dew is as the dew of the dawn, And the earth will give birth to the departed spirits.” (Isaiah 26:19 NASB)
“He said to me, ‘Son of man, can these bones live?’ And I answered, ‘O Lord God, You know’ Again He said to me, ‘Prophesy over these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.’” (Ezekiel 37:3-4 NASB)
Many years ago, before this current chaos, reading the prophets, watching world politics and studying commerce focused my vision on a terminal situation. Now I focus on God and have come to this conclusion. The most important thing to remember is that God sent a shepherd to guide us in the paths of righteousness. “The Lord is my shepherd” Psalm 23
the expression of disapproval or disappointment.
“For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, ‘The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.’ For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” (Romans 15:3-4 NASB)
Israel was blinded by their disapproval and disappointment in God. Things were not going as they thought they should. “Crucify Him!” And when they did most fled. When we are witnesses to the truth we experience disapproval (censorship) and (from loved ones) their disappointment. To witness to the truth can still bring the cry, “Crucify!” (A serious form of censorship) And in many places death is according to the law of the land, or to regain the honor of the one disappointed.
Wow! It’s a wonder that truth is heard. The wonder is the workings of God in the lives of those who persevere. These Scriptures were written for our instruction and encouragement, so that we might have hope. Got hope? Then fear cannot continue to stand in the way of truth.