Read: Leviticus 25:1-22
You may ask, “What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?” I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years. Leviticus 25:20-21
Faith is a difficult thing to have. It’s also an easy thing to have. But you have to admit that we are a people who worry. We always want to see before believing. If we can’t touch it, it probably isn’t real. And if we can’t conceptualize a logical progression of events or a reasonable outcome, then how can we expect to have faith in what we are hoping for?
God is a reasonable God and He gave us our minds for a purpose. I’m a strong believer in using our minds for problem solving. When I come across a problem, I do my best to logically plan a strategy that will produce the outcome I desire. There’s nothing wrong with that. That is until it becomes my faith. If I have more faith in my ability to deduce and troubleshoot, then I have created two things. Firstly, pride. Secondly, an idol.
When God says something to you, it’s your choice to either respond with faith…
“Yes, Lord. I will trust in Your Word and follow You despite my own logic.”
…or with pride…
“I hear You God, but I think __________________.”
Yes. God gave us a brilliant mind to use. And we should use it. But He also called us out of pride and into trust. Don’t use your “intellect” to insult the abilities of God. Use your intellect to complement the faithfulness of our never-failing God.
“But if you say, ‘What are we going to eat on the seventh year if we do not sow or gather in our crops?’ then I will so order My blessing for you in the sixth year that it will bring forth the crop for three years.” (vs. 20-21)
Let’s not be a people who who say, “God, that is impossible! Here’s what I think…” Let us instead say, “I trust in You. You have always been faithful. No matter how impossible or unlikely this seems, I will believe in Your faithful wisdom. May my life and decisions reflect my trust in You.”
Lord, I trust in You. You have always been faithful. No matter how impossible or unlikely my situation seems, I will believe in Your faithful wisdom. May my life and decisions reflect my trust in You. You are my Lord. And I will submit to Your love and wisdom for I know you have my best in mind. In Jesus name I pray. Amen