In my reading this morning I was reading in Exodus about the Lord telling Moses exactly how to build the Ark of the Covenant, how to properly build the alter, and so on. While reading that I’d have to say nothing really “spoke” to me…until later today.
While sitting at my desk I began to remember what I read this morning and started wondering…Why was God SO detailed as to how everything needed to be constructed? He gave exact dimensions to Moses! What would have happened if Moses said….”Well, I only have this piece of wood that’s pine instead of acacia…and it’s 4 feet long instead of what the length God wants…good enough!” I would imagine that things would have resulted differently.
All of that led me to thinking about my own life…and how sometimes I question God on His intentions. Sometimes I might be led to do something, or say something…and I ask God…”Are you sure you want me to do it that way?” “Are you sure you want me to write out a check for that much?” “You want me to go where?”
Who am I to think that my tiny little mind can fully understand God’s full intentions, and the meaning behind everything? I pray all the time that God would direct me, use me, bless me…but the first thing He asks me to do I find myself rationalizing.
“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.” Luke 16:10
When God asks us to do things, he wants us to just DO them…no questions asked. We need to trust Him fully, instead of only doing the things we feel comfortable with. Truth is…I don’t know why God told Moses EXACTLY how to build the Ark of the Covenant or Noah EXACTLY how to build the Ark, but I do know that both men were faithful and followed God’s Word…and for that He blessed them.
Just because we don’t always understand why, or know the outcome, we still have to remain faithful. Who knows what will be on the other end….
Thoughts from the mind of Jason….