Sunday, October 10, 2010

Showers of Blessing

“For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south.

But God is the judge: He puts down one, and exalts another.” Psalm 75:6-7

God exalts people who are humble and whose hearts are devoted to Him. Joshua, Moses’ assistant (Exodus 24:13) was very dedicated to the Lord and did not depart from the tabernacle Exodus 33:11. We read in Psalm 53:2 “God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God.” Whenever Moses went up the mountain to meet God, Joshua was at the bottom of the mountain praying for Moses. He brought a good report about Canaan and was chosen by God to enter Canaan because he “wholly followed the Lord” Numbers 32:12.

Joshua succeeded Moses as the next leader to take His people “to divide the land as an inheritance” which He swore to their fathers to give them (Numbers 34:17). The Lord told Moses to encourage and strengthen and to inaugurate Joshua and it says he was a man “full of the spirit of wisdom” Deuteronomy 34:9.

After the death of Moses, God spoke to Joshua (Joshua 1:2-9) and it was a great promise He gave in verse 5 “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.” And in verse 8 He gives him a command “not to depart from the Book of the Law but to meditate in it day and night, and to observe to do according to all that is written in it to make his way prosperous and to have good success.” God exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel and they feared him, as they feared Moses, all the days of his life (Joshua 4:14). He served God in sincerity and in truth which made him say “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)

During these days, we often come across several Christians and ministries who struggle to exalt and project themselves in their own ways which is not in line with God. The Word says, “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” 1 Peter 5:6

Be Blessed!

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