I was preparing myself to write this morning and a thought entered my mind as I read about the sabbatical years and the year of Jubilee, “How do we know that these principles still apply to us within this contemporary context?” Almost immediately, the response was given to me as the Holy Spirit brought this familiar passage of Scripture to my remembrance,
“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the Word of our God shall stand forever…” (Is. 40:8).
At first, I did not understand, so I continued to read and meditate upon the Word. A few moments later, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “Just because people choose not to abide by the principles within the Word does not mean that the principles are no longer relevant.” In other words, just because we choose to walk in disobedience to the Word of God, it neither negates nor nullifies what has been inspired by God within His Word.
The promise of God’s blessing is more than sufficient to evoke and sustain our obedience to His instruction…but we must submit to the Authority of God’s Word in order for to be effective within our daily lives…#thinkonthesethings