Thou shall not put Him to the test. Don't look around and count all others as blessed. Him, you do not doubt. That's what faith is all about. Trust completely in His ability. Do you really need to have more clarity, about His complete plan, and see His layout beforehand? If that is what you want, it is unbelief. And snatch your goodies he will, the thief! If you seek divine providence, you must have faith. But not to be arrogant, to test and debate. Malachi makes an exception with regards to tithes, when you trust in God, and not the world outside. He promises to open the windows of the heavens. Test Him, He says, descending with presents. But don't play childish games of manipulation, demanding for proof and supernatural manifestations. Trust His timing; trust His will. In due time your coffers, He will fill. For without faith, it is impossible to please. Stop trying to get His attention with a tease. He already sees you; in you He takes delight. Stop testing God to keep His Word; don't fight. You cannot demand a time and place. Sometimes, you may just have to wait. But He is true to His Word. Although at this point, it may seem blurred. Instead, obey God by doing His will. The voice of the Spirit, you must fulfill. Yes, you shall not die if you drink deadly poison. But don't gulp down a bottle; practice test-avoidance. Faith does not challenge God's providence or Word. It sits humbly in peaceful assurance with confidence.Do I sound absurd? Yes, God can, and will bend the laws of nature for you. But you cannot demand how and when and what He should do. I'll give you a tip; show Him the contract. And if your intentions by agape love is backed, what you confess, shall come to pass. When, where and how, well that's not for you to ask! -RUELHA www.ruelha.com (Inspired by Matthew 4:7) © Copyright Protected. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
It is my desire to study the four gospels. Writing poems helps me put some thought into it thereby making it fun to learn and remember. I was stuck on the book of Matthew for years and never really completed more than the first five chapters until I began writing ‘the Matthew Series‘. Now, I’m revising the contents of the book of Mathew by writing another series of poems titled ‘Inspired by Matthew‘. This one will not be as comprehensive as ‘the Matthew Series’ and may not be in an orderly sequence. This particular poem is the fifth in the series. I hope you enjoy reading each piece as much as I did writing them.