Skip to content

For the Iniquity of the Amorite Is Not Yet Complete

September 13, 2015

.

Post 2011 08 21 IMG_1039

For the Iniquity  of the Amorite  Is Not Yet Complete

Many Christians  find it hard  to wait  for God’s timing  —  for God  to do things  according to His wisdom,  purpose,  and timing.     We can even get anxious  and imagine  that God will not answer our prayers  —  or keep His word.     To get an idea  of how God  has done things  in the past,  we need to gather some clues  from His word.     The first promise  of a Savior  was given  in the Garden  of Eden  —  and finally fulfilled thousands  of years later  in Jesus.

To point  to God’s absolute control,  Galatians 4:4-5 says,

But  when the fullness  of the time came,  God sent forth His Son,  born  of a woman,  born  under the Law,  so that He might  redeem those  who were under the Law,  that we might receive  the adoption  as sons.

Not only was Jesus born  at the right time,  but He died  at the right time.     Romans 5:6 says,

For while  we were still helpless,  at the right time  Christ died  for the ungodly.

We also see a precise example  of God’s timing  and purpose  in Genesis 15,  which tells us  about God promising  the Promised Land  to Abram.     God put Abram  in a deep sleep  and let him know  that his descendants  would be slaves  for 400 years  —  but after that  God would punish Egypt,  set the Israelites  free,  letting them go with many possessions.

But  —  why 400 years?     Genesis 15:16 says,

Then in the fourth generation  they will return here,  for the iniquity  of the Amorite  is not yet complete.

God was giving  the Amorites time  to complete their  “iniquity”.

One might say the same thing  about God’s final judgment day.     God is allowing the world  to “complete”  their  “iniquity”.     We might feel anxious  about all the evils  in this world  —  but God is  in control.     God knows  when His judgment day  will come  “at the right time”.

As we show our faith  and love  through trust  and obedience,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  You do all things well.”

Love,
Margaret

.

A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

.

Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

**************

.

The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

.

The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

.

Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

.

How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

.

Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

.

O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

.

Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

.

**************

.

.

.

Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

.

.

.

 …………

.

.

.

.

 

Comments are closed.