"From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory." (Joshua 1:4)
Adam Clark points out that the Lord God takes particular note to single out the Hittites, because they "are generally reputed to have been the most hardy and warlike of all the Canaanitish nations...." We are no different from the Jews of the First Covenant. We look at things to which our Lord Jesus calls us, and analyze them to see if all are possible. Then the ones which seem to be too difficult, too insurmountable, we just choose not to do. We tend to opt for the convenient, the doable, the possible. "Take a day off to do what?!?"
Our Lord Jesus Christ reveals His will and purposes to us, and we tend to respond as we would in a grocery store------ "I'll take some of this and some of that." Doesn't work in His Kingdom. When He writes a "shopping list," He expects us to bring everything back. Over the years, I have heard a lot of people use the phrase, "His perfect will." I don't think there is such a thing with Jesus as "His perfect will." There is His will, and there is not His will. This is not a democracy.
What is "on your plate" today? What has the Lord Jesus Christ put in your heart to do? What purpose has He revealed to you? Don't say, "Well, I can do this and that, but not this and that." If Jesus gives you an assignment, He is everything necessary to complete it. It occurred to me recently that Psalm 23 is a, "He-leads- me" Psalm. And if you look at it closely, it is all the promise of protection and provision you will ever need--------------------------------- whatever Hittites there may be.
Father, in Jesus' Name, forgive me for analyzing Your Will. Amen.
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