By Robert E. Hanna
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 3:19
"For ever, 0 Lord, Thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: Thou hast established the earth, and it abideth" (Psalm 119:89-90). "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise" (II Peter 3:9).
Any barrier between God and His children is invariably erected by them-never by Him. A consistent symbol of disobedience, God's chosen people Israel have imposed their ' own limitations upon the fulfillment of His promises from the very outset of their relationship. God's promise to Abraham and his seed was absolute. The stated initial conditions were perfectly clear and simple: "Get thee out of thy country AND FROM THY KINDRED, and from thy (ather's house, unto a land [Canaan] that! will show thee." (Genesis 12: 1). But what did Abraham [then called Abram] do in response to these instructions? Instead of leaving his kindred, he left his country with them; and instead of entering Canaan, he stopped en route and established residence for the next twenty-five years.
As for Israel, their performance was true to the example of their ancestor. They were given the glad news by Moses: "Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged" (Deuteronomy 1:21). What was their response? Unanimous agreement! But again, Moses speaks: "Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the Lord your God" (Deuteronomy 1:26). So much for unity in the Dispensation of Promise!
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