The Blessing Stands

   Can man diminish or take away the blessing of God? Most definitely not!  I give as an example, Abram.  You may remember that his nephew, Lot, traveled with him from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan.  God had told Abram to leave, and with that command, He also promised that He would make of Abram a great nation.
   At one point, Abram went up from Egypt with his wife, Lot, and all that he had with him, to the South. The problem was, Abram was very rich in livestock and the land wasn't able to support both Abram and Lot.  So, Abram, being the elder, humbled himself and asked Lot to choose which land he wanted.  He said if Lot went to the left, he would go to the right, or vice versa. Lot chose the better portion - the plain of Jordan, which was well watered everywhere. So, Abram went west and lived in Canaan.
   Things aren't always as good as they look on the surface, though, and Lot ran into trouble because the men of Sodom were "exceedingly wicked".  Interestingly, immediately after they separated, God told Abram that he should look in every direction. Then he promised him all of the land that he could see for him and his descendants forever.
   Let's recap.  Lot tagged along with Abram.  Abram had direct communion with God.  He had the promises of God, not Lot.  Fighting breaks out between the herdsmen, due to lack of resources.  Abram, instead of choosing the land which was obviously "best" defers to Lot.  Lot, naturally chooses what, from all appearances is the obvious choice, and Abram gets blessed even more.
   Nothing can hinder the plans of God - no man, no law, no tragedy, no nothing!  Can you see it?  Can you believe it?  "Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass."
  When you don't get the promotion, but the biggest cutthroat in the office does, rest.  When you are falsely accused, rest.  When you don't get what was promised you, rest. When you are despised or rejected, rest. 
   Sometimes, it takes decades until right prevails.  Sometimes, a lifetime, but God sees.  God hears. Everything is laid bare before God.  He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.  
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
   If you are in a dark place, ask the Lord for light.  If you have been rejected, embrace His love.  If you are weary, ask for new strength. "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength".  There is no mountain to high you cannot climb with the aid of God.  There is no valley too low that God doesn't stoop down to help. 
   (Deu 7:9-10) “Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments; {10} “and He repays those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them. He will not be slack with him who hates Him; He will repay him to his face.


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