Friday: 26th July, 2019

Reference text: Exodus 20:1-17

Exodus 20:5,13 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; Thou shalt not kill.

I realised while reading today’s text that the ten commandments we were thought as children had all the extra additions excluded, probably to make it easier to remember. But in its entirety, the commandments are a unique piece to read. I noticed today that in scripture, the ten seem to be split into two halves: those in the first half seem to have extra content to them, sort of reasons why those commands are to be followed. The second half, plain and blunt statements.

What occurred to me thus is this

‘you will not have a reason for everything’.

Even more so, you will not be given a reason for everything. My dear, there are times when our expected answer to the question ‘why?’, will be a blank response where no reason is offered.

Sweetheart, God will not always give you a reason to do the things He charges you to. You could look at it this way: not everything needs a reason because some things are meant to initiate a move in faith. There are times when you just have to be obedient and step out even when you have no reason.

God’s commands may not come with reason, but they are always given in your interest.


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