Open Heaven Daily Devotional 6 May 2023
TOPIC: When You Have Questions
Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
READ: Psalm 73:1-17
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicles 24-26
Open Heaven Daily Devotional 6 May 2023 MESSAGE
As a younger Christian, I had many difficult questions for my pastors. For example, since Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” , I asked where He was before He created Heaven, but none of them could answer. Since I could not get answers from my pastors, I turned to God and He answered me. The reason we don’t understand certain things in the word of God is in Isaiah 55:8-9: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Some of the things that you are trying to explain with logic are far higher and deeper than what the ordinary human mind can process. In the Sciences, we say, “Prove it and I will believe you”. God however says, “Believe me and I will prove it”.
If you are not ready to believe God’s word because you don’t understand it, you may never experience the power in it and you would be the one on the losing end. There was one particular question that I had from the story of Elisha and the Syrian army who had come to arrest him in 2 Kings 6:8-23. Elisha told them that they were in the wrong place then led them to Samaria where they were captured and then later released.
I wondered for a long time how God could have supported how Elisha deceived the soldiers, until the day He explained by asking, “My son, if death were to come knocking on your door asking for you, would you welcome it in? If sickness comes asking for you, will you hug it?
If poverty comes looking for your address, will you say it is in the right place?” When you have questions, turn to God for answers. He alone can open your eyes to behold the wonders in His word (Psalm 119:18).
Hymn 5 Blessed Assurance