I love the Old Testament. I really do. Right now, I’m reading a great book entitled Jesus on Every Page, which talks about how as Christians, the Old Testament, and the stories of the Old Testament, they are ours. They belong to us as well, and they paint a picture of God’s long term plan of redemption for His people.
God knows what He is doing. And He has a plan for saving His people, that was around, long before us. God has a plan. Listen to what the angel tells Mary today in Luke 1: 30-33:
And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
God promised David, way back in the Old Testament, that He would establish David’s kingdom, and it would last forever. That it would be an eternal kingdom.
Well, He wasn’t talking about an earthly kingdom, but a heavenly.
That was God’s plan, from the beginning. God knows what He is doing.
Long term, for the world. And for us. For me, for you. God knows what He is doing. He has a plan. He has a will. He knows what is going to happen. And He directs us where we need to be.
So, today, trust. God knows what He is doing. He really does. We see the foundations for God’s plan in Jesus Christ, being laid as far back as the fall, in Genesis 3:15 where He promises this:
I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”
An offspring from Eve would one day crush the head of the serpent. Even in the fall, God was pointing the way towards what Jesus would do.
God knows what He is doing. He does.
You can trust Him today.
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