Once again today we have fascinating readings in God’s word – especially if we read them with a ‘seeking’ mind, we will then then perceive there are lessons for us – for they can apply to the situations in which we live today.
In 1 Kings 23 we read of the energy of Josiah, he was the last good king in Jerusalem and made many wonderful reforms– but they were forgotten as soon as he died. We can see a degree of comparison with the spiritual reformation that followed the translation and printing of the Bible in English – but in the last 150 years this reformation has declined, until today it has been total obliterated.
Then in Ezekiel ch. 12 we read of the reaction of the people to the witnessing efforts of Ezekiel. The reaction to his call for repentance was the ‘invention’ of a proverb, “The days grow long, and every vision comes to nothing’ [v.22] But Ezekiel is told to “say to them, “The days are near, and the fulfilment of every vision.” [v.23] Coming to Luke ch. 8 we see how Jesus explained the purpose of Parables to his disciples– and for most today – the whole Bible is a sort of parable beyond their understanding; but those who seek to follow in the footsteps of the disciples have hearts that are “good soil” [v.15] in which ‘the word of God’ grows and gives wonderful meaning to the overall picture and pattern of their lives.
Our final – and very meaningful – thought – comes from v.20/21. Jesus is told, “”Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you.” But his response is unexpected! He answers, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.” Today we can say, those who “read the word of God” and let it ‘inspire’ their lives.
Those who do this, although their “days grow long” in this godless world, their constant reading of God’s word will cause them to appreciate more and more what they read.
An outstanding example is s what God caused Habakkuk to write, “For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come…” [2 v.3

By Bro D.Caudery

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