June 12, 2023

In times of crisis, God kept Isaac’s life perfectly.

Genesis 26:12-13 (NIV) Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him. The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy.

Of course every one of us would want the same thing to happen to us. But we need to make sure, that our desire is not based on fear but because we know for sure that our lives will be used as evidence of God’s miracle and greatness.

When we talk about God’s providence in all aspects, oftentimes we will associate it to the cause and effect law or the sow and reap law that Isaac did, definitely it’s true. Isaac sown obedience then Isaac reaped God’s providence.

But there is something that is more of a “crucial foundation”, which is “covenant”. Because there was covenant between God and Abraham, Isaac as Abraham descendant is maintained by God.

We need to remember that the Israelites disobeyed God for forty years. Not only disobeyed but rebelled. But God still kept the nation perfectly! Even the Israelites did not sow anything in the desert, but they were still under God’s care. So there was really another factor, which is ‘COVENANT’!

God seems to dawn me to become a person who “honor the covenant” with the true spiritual father. Doesn’t matter how big and how much we sow, without the covenant our lives will easily be shaken.

Maybe physically we look blessed, but actually our spiritual foundation is ‘fragile’, we are eaten away by many fears, worries, and the fiery arrows of the evil one that will continue to shake our lives.

Don’t let ‘our hearts to be deceived’ into ‘pursuing physical things’. Just focus on building a perfect covenant with the true ‘spiritual father’! Keep on emptying yourself as a true child and have a heart of a servant. Immerse ourselves in the ministry of the body of Christ and remain faithful to sow according to the encouragement of the Holy Spirit as an expression of a heart that loves God.

All of these are true foundations or principles that make us unshakable in times of crisis and even become signs of God’s mighty miracle!

Ps. Steven Augustinus

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