Sunday, January 17, 2010

Saturday 1-16-10

Job 36:11
11  If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

Here Elihu is rebuking Job telling him about how God blesses those who do good, and he goes on to say that the evil will be met with the sword and death. I believe Elihu was preaching nothing short of the prosperity gospel. True those who obey and serve God will spend their days in prosperity but that prosperity will not be money, house(s), car(s), or fame. The prosperity that the righteous will have will be in knowing Christ, not in worldly riches. The righteous will also spend their years in pleasures, the years they spend in pleasure will not be spent in a house on the lake, in a rocking chair, on the back porch as the sun fades away in the distant horizon. Those who obey and serve God will spend eternity in pleasure, for we will get to spend eternity knowing, and delving into the riches of who God is. I say with all honesty I cannot imagine anything greater then being with God forever.

Even as right now I am overwhelmed at the thought of heaven and all that will happen in eternity, there is a great heaviness that comes with all the joyful and splendorous thoughts. For at the same exact moment that I will be in God's presence enjoying him in all his glory. There will be billions upon billions of people who will be burning in a place of such agony and torment we call the place hell, forever separated from the most wonderful and precious treasure one could ever have.
Father may my every moment that I have upon this planet be spent as one who's treasure is not of this world. For there is no greater tragedy then to invest all I have in a place that is doomed for destruction. Lord God may you be all I long for from this moment forward until I graduate into eternity.

Please join me in obeying Christ's command in Luke 10:2 "Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest." 

May grace and peace be upon you,