THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
An elderly farmer was finishing his haying one Sunday morning as the pastor drove by on his way to church.
The pastor stopped and asked, "Brother, don't you know the Lord finished creation in six days and rested on the seventh?"
The farmer, wiping sweat from his forehead, looked and the preacher and said, "Yes, Sir. But He got done and I didn't!"
22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.
24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
God is "done" creating this universe, but the universe is still GROWING!
The universe is growing, but God knows its ending.
God is still working in His creation to bring it to His completion.
Though I am "foolish and ignorant," "nevertheless" God is continually with me and keeps me by His "right hand."
He guides me with "counsel" from His Word and Holy Spirit daily.
And I am assured by His promise that He will "afterward receive me into glory."
God's eye is constantly upon the true believer, carefully watching and providing.
God's hand is constantly holding the true believer, keeping him in the power of love.
More than this, God's heart is constantly with the true believer, pouring out love.
No, dear believer, you are not yet "done" in growing to what God wants of you.
No, dear believer, God is not "done" working in you, bringing you to perfection.
But rest secured in the fact that God is "done" because He knows your end, and "afterward" will receive you into glory."