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Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs. (Isaiah 61:7)
Thinking of quitting? Wait a moment. The Lord has a promise for you. He's talking of double portions today.
What's in it for me? you ask. Well, you need to hang in there for some more time to see your reward.
It's no use, you say; all this praying and fasting and humbling yourself. The Lord doesn't notice.
Exactly what the nation Israel said sometime back.
'It is futile to serve God. What did we gain by carrying out his requirements and going about like mourners before the LORD Almighty? But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly the evildoers prosper, and even those who challenge God escape.'" (Malachi 3:14,15)
Your assessment of things may not be exactly how God assesses it. His ways are different. He knows how to work things out for your good. The Bible says,
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
So forget the thoughts of quitting. Remember, you are a soldier in Jesus' army.
Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us;
if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself. (2 Timothy 2:11-13)
Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this. (2 Timothy 2:7)
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)
Meditate on the promise for today-Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.
Posted by Dr. Johnson Cherian