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God’s provision, as described in the Bible, is quite the opposite of all we could expect. Before this raises your hackles, let me explain a bit. After all, we are used to thinking of God as the one who is limitless in His love. Why would we not expect everything to work out? It’s not because of God. But in Psalm 85:8 the prayer is that God’s people would not return to their foolish ways.
We’ve all seen pictures of people doing what will surely be harmful. Many times we seem to time our foolishnessto coincide with holidays, alcoholic beverages, and a buddy holding ap hone to record us executing that triple back flip off the airborne minibike into a kiddie pool. What could go wrong?
Our spiritual foolishness, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to need any of those circumstances. We enter into that kind of foolishness when we exalt ourselves as if we were God. We decide we know best. We depart from the clear commands and promises of Scripture. May the Lord keep us from foolishness.
When we listen to the Lord, when we depart from foolishness, what can we expect? Our Psalm gives us some indicators. We can look for salvation, glory, love, truth, righteousness, and divine provision. All the care of God is available to His people who trust in Him. Thanks be to God.
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