TOPIC: TIME AND PLACE OF GOD’S CHOICE
"At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts. This is how it is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel any loan they have made to a fellow Israelite. They shall not require payment from anyone among their own people, because the Lord’s time for canceling debts has been proclaimed. You may require payment from a foreigner, but you must cancel any debt your fellow Israelite owes you. However, there need be no poor people among you, for in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you, if only you fully obey the Lord your God and are careful to follow all these commands I am giving you today. For the Lord your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you.
If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them. Rather, be openhanded and freely lend them whatever they need. Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: "The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near,” so that you do not show ill will toward the needy among your fellow Israelites and give them nothing. They may then appeal to the Lord against you, and you will be found guilty of sin. Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.”
The Lord reign no matter the geographical and time differences yet we ought to remember that He is principled God. He has times and places assigned for His pre-intended purposes. When He wanted Abraham to sacrifice Isaac for Him, He showed Abraham a place different from where he lives. This time He removed the Israelites from Egypt and gave them Canaan as an inheritance. That was the place He intended to bless them. The Lord knows why He has brought you to where you are in such time like this. It is not to bring you into shame but work all things for your good.
What we need now is obedience, being obedient to God is more than saying, "yes Lord I will” but rather words back by actions. Thus giving honor to His name, doing good toward our fellow man, and in all our endeavors making the Lord the Boss of our lives. With this we will have all the blessings He God has prepared for us befor the creation of the world.
Prayer:-pray for spirit of endurance, enduring according to the Lord’s timing
pray against anything that will limit you to your blessings in the place
(habitation and position) you found yourself in and in such a time.
What to meditate on:
What does the bible mean by, "You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you?”