WHEN GOD PROMISES

Tuesday: 16th December, 2019

Reference text: Matthew 1:1-17

Matthew 1:17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

Human actions may have changed over time, but the internal make of our DNA remains identical. In particular, the chromosomes that determine whether one is born male or female keep the odds at 50-50. Even though we would come across recommendations on foods to eat or activities to undertake which will increase the chances of having either male or female children, it remains a question of probabilities.

However, as I read through the genealogy of Jesus, it was interesting to note that over the course of the 42 generations listed, regardless of the total number of children born, the birth of a male child was almost like a confirmed occurrence. The probabilities seemed not to apply.

That drew my attention to something special when God is at work. When He sets a plan in motion, it becomes his problem how to sustain it. When he gets the ball rolling on a promise made, He ensures and guarantees its fulfilment. Amidst calculated probabilities and possibilities, God only sees certainties: ‘Because He has said it, He will do it! Not He might, but He WILL.

So my dear, remember that even though what you want to get is up to you, how you get it is up to God. So stop trying hard to figure out things God should. Let Him do His work, only trust and follow his lead.

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