This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: 2 Timothy 2:13 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about how we serve a “behind the scenes” God.
Recently, I was talking about the moment when our faith pays off, and how it seems as though everything is coming together. But what’s going on while we’re still waiting?
When I think of this question, I think of the Israelites and about what God was doing behind the scenes for them. As they came to realize, even when we think not a whole lot is going on between us and God, that is not the case.
In the Scripture, Balak, the king of Moab, was desperately trying to save himself and his people, so he hired Balaam to curse Israel. However, as we know, God is always in control. Because of this, God actually used Balaam to bless the Israelites, rather than to harm them.
Here are the two key takeaways from the story. First, as Balaam approached the Israelites, they had no idea they were in danger. In other words, God saved them from something that they had no idea posed a threat to them. In this way, it is clear that God is helping us, even when we are unaware of His work.
The second piece of the story is that the Israelites were not in the best standing with God. They had been complaining continuously because they were not in the Promised Land. Therefore, we should be encouraged at how God is working behind the scenes, both when we are faithful and even when we’re not.
The words that remind me to trust in God’s work behind the scenes are: “If we are faithless, He remains faithful–for he cannot deny himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13 (ESV)
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So today, remember that God will bless and guide you—even when you are unaware or undeserving.