KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 11:18 KJV” Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:”
Our opening scripture says that Bethany, the hometown of Lazarus was only two miles from Jerusalem, where Jesus was with his disciples. It suggests that since He was so close by, Jesus could have just walked for about two hours and He would be in Bethany. Although Lazarus’ location was not far, Jesus did not get there as everyone anticipated. Men may desire and assume in their hearts how God should respond to their requests, yet, He does things His own way. We know that God does all things for His glory, and also to bring blessing to men.
Once again our key scripture paints a picture of how most of the people in Bethany, and those in Mary and Martha’s house may be thinking. They may be saying, our town is just two miles away, why has the master come so late? No one should ever think for God. The best that one could do for Himself, is to believe that God’s actions are always to bless us. No matter how events may be going, let your love for God remain strong. Many people fall for the deceit of Satan, to think that , God is forgotten about them.
Others choose to help God bring to pass what He has said. Abraham chose to help God when the promise was delaying. He listened to Sarah’s advice to make Hagah have seed for him. This step has generated a perpetual conflict between Jews and the Arabs. If a promise of God seems to delay you keep meditating on the faithfulness of God, and keep declaring that God is not a man that , He should lie, neither the son of man, that He should repent. Has he said, and shall he not do it. Has he spoken, and would He not make it good ? It may appear God is delaying yet wait, for the promise would speak.
God is good all the time, and will never go back on His word. God cannot lie. I will hold on to His word even when the promise seems to delay
I receive my answers as I trust in His word.
Hab 2:3 KJV “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
2Sa 22:31 KJV “As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.”