MORNINGTIME 3575by Benjamin Munsell on September 10, 2020
For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that THE RIGHTEOUS, AND THE WISE, AND THEIR WORKS, ARE IN THE HAND OF GOD: no (sinful) man knoweth (recognizes) either love or hatred by all that is before them. All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath. Ecclesiastes 9:1-2. Sinful man is not able to recognize, understand or comprehend God's Love or hatred for them. All they can see is that good stuff and bad stuff happens to them every day. Only when the Holy Spirit tugs on their heart does Life start to come into perspective. For the sinner, life is generally mostly problems to fight through and hopefully "Things" will get better. For the Christian, the Believer, the Follower of Christ, EVERYTHING comes from the Hand of the Lord. That includes all "good" things and all "bad" things. Being that these things come from the Hand of the Lord, IT'S ALL GOOD. All "things" are designed to encourage, guide, lead and direct your steps on the pathway of Righteousness towards your ultimate "Perfection", as the Lord defines it. EVERYTHING ON THIS EARTH IS FOR YOUR GROWTH AND PRAISE TOWARDS CHRIST. "Who shall separate us from the Love of (and Growth in) Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Nay, IN ALL THESE THINGS we are more than conquerors THROUGH HIM that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the Love of (and Growth in) God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord". Romans 8:35,37-39. Like a medicine, take it all in Faith to Grow in Love with Christ, that you may Eternally, Be Blessed.