I know this may seem like a ridiculously, blatant understatement, but: God just doesn’t always do things in our usual way of doing things. God is, as I’ve said on this blog site before, a Counter-Intuitive God! God does things in God’s own unusual-usual way!
Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.
Yeah, I’m thinking that for so many of us—in our usual way of doing things—getting wealth and honor and life (the way we want to live it) is a whole lot more about us asserting ourselves, our pride and our self-focused desires; planning and working, often fretfully in our own strength, towards our expected and—according to our usual way of thinking—our entitled rewards.
Our Holy, Counter-Intuitive God doesn’t think, plan or work things out for us in this short-sighted manner. God loves us. God always wants the very best for us. And God knows that for us to receive true wealth and honor and life—for all eternity—we need to do things in God’s unusual-usual way.
We need to be humble and trusting before our God. Not prideful and trusting in ourselves. We need to recognize, and choose to want, what God wants for us. And God, far more than we could ever understand, wants to lavish true and unchangeable and imperishable wealth and honor and life on all of us for all eternity!
This is God’s unusual-usual way! Thanks be to God! Amen!
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane