The No that Saves
In churches across the world many people are dancing, shouting and worshipping for the things that God is going to do for them. They are rejoicing for what he said yes to. To which I say rejoice, for the promises of God are indeed yes and amen (2 Corinthians 1:20) but what if He says no? For so long the yes and blessings of God have been seen as his “positive attributes.” But how do we see his no? We respond should be positively as well, but that’s not always how we see it. In the word we see that God was the king for the Children of Israel until they continuously beckoned Him for a king (1 Samuel 8). While they had no king they had all of their needs met and a relationship to God directly. With a king, they were limiting & subjecting themselves to the rules and customs of others when they had all that they needed in the first place. As Jeremiah 17:9 States, the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, who can know it? Although we may think we know what is best the truth is we do not, if we learn to trust his no, we will see the goodness of the Lord.