Ever wonder why the Lord won’t give you all you want right now? Well, here is our answer from your Bottled Tears In Heaven Blog.
By Min. Teja S.
“The LORD your God will drive those nations out ahead of you little by little. You will not clear them away all at once, otherwise the wild animals would multiply too quickly for you.” (Deuteronomy 7:22 NLT)
In this Bible passage, God is explaining to the Israelites that they’re about to enter the Promised Land, just as He had promised. He lets them know that He didn’t choose them because they were the biggest or best nation, but simply because it’s what He wanted to do. He also warns them not to forget Him or the commandments that He gave them.
As they prepared to infiltrate and conquer the land, God told them up front that He wasn’t going to allow them to acquire it all at once, because it would be too much for them. There were an enormous number of people occupying the land at this time. Those people killed a good number of animals regularly to sustain their daily needs. This in turn, kept the wild animal population balanced and under control. If the Israelites would have killed and/or evicted all of the inhabitants in one gigantic swoop and acquired all of the land at once, the wildlife would have begun to reproduce and multiply too rapidly for proper balance and consumption due to the drastic decrease of human predators. This would’ve soon escalated into a situation which would have been overwhelming, dangerous, and even deadly for the Israelites.
God has promised us all the blessings and favor that come with knowing Him and living an obedient life. He promises us “good success” if we hide His Word in our hearts and meditate on it day and night (Joshua 1:8). God even promises specifically that He will establish the work of our hands, which means that He will make our efforts successful.
“And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:17 (NKJV)
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