“And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.” (Gen 32:26)
Perhaps no one better than Jacob, Abraham’s grandson, more clearly illustrates for us the three indisputable facts about God’s blessings over our lives. And just as we so often can see something of ourselves in Jacob’s story, so also will we find in today’s posting the insight from God’s Word to help us move onward and upward into all the blessings God has purposed for us.
Indisputable Fact #1 – The Lord’s Heart is Fully set upon our Well-being.
Listen to His own words, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jer 29:11). And in Isaiah He says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isa 55:8-9)
God does not think about us in the way we think about ourselves; His thoughts are higher, truer, kinder, and far greater. John writes, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” (3Jn 1:2). Surely God feels no less for us today!
How could we ever doubt this? Aren’t we told that God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son? And why did He do this? So that we might have eternal life. Jesus later clarified that by saying, “I have come that you might have life, and have it more abundantly”(John 10:10). The Greek word means “above the common.”
And listen to the case Paul the Apostle makes – “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? (Romans 8:32)
Yes, the fact is indisputable — the Lord’s heart is fully set upon our well-being. But this is only one of three indisputable facts. We will look at the other two tomorrow.