Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Yahweh, Day 251

Day 251


... God's difficulty ...

"While I was speaking, praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my petition before Yahweh my God concerning the holy mountain of my God- ..."
Daniel 9:20 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

Have you ever wondered if there is anything that is hard for God to do? Not the typical, "What is it that God can't do?" but, what is it that God can do, yet finds it very difficult to do? We find this difficult endeavor for God in 2 Chronicles 16:9.
"For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to show Himself strong for those whose hearts are completely His."
It is hard for God to find someone whose heart is completely His. This verse illustrates this truth all too well.

For example, when the typical Christian reads this verse they will completely misunderstand God's purpose for His searching. Typically we will read this verse to mean that when God finds the one He is looking for, then God will be able to show Himself strong for that person's benefit! This understanding is actually totally self centered and not God centered.

What the verse means is that God is looking for someone who will be more interested in God's demonstrating God's strength for God's own renown and God's own reputation. Not that the person would desire to acquire a "perfect heart" for any personal benefit whatsoever!

We might state it like this, a perfect heart toward God is one that delights in seeing God move and act for God's own benefit. This was Daniel's heart.

This is in The Name.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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