Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Few, The Humble, The Remnant

A remnant is a small part, a tiny amount of the original, or what remains after the rest is gone.

I’ve been studying the prophetic books and the period of time between the Old and New Testament and it’s all about the remnant God preserved of the people of Israel. They’d been conquered and lead into captivity as God’s judgment for their rejection of Him. Thousands, and tens of thousands of God’s people turned to worship idols, only a handful stayed true to Jehovah, and God preserved these ones that continued to seek him.

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of Heaven but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” Matthew 7:21-23

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13,14

You, who are on the narrow road, have you considered lately what an amazing thing your location is?

Many will say in that day…. Broad is the way that leads to destruction…
You are one of few.
I can't get pass this point today. Of all the people I will rub shoulders with on any given day there are only a few who can attest to the fact that "The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children."Romans 8:16 Although we live in a "Christian" nation and everyone knows God's name, He tells us that only a small number are seeking Him.

“God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases Him.” Philippians 2;13
You are one of the humble for all in our hearts that yearns for God has been placed there by Him. We are not saved because of our own merits! (Ephesians 2:8,9) Nor do we continue to seek Him because of our own goodness but because He places that desire in our hearts.

“You have not chosen me but I have chosen you” John 15:16
You are one of a remnant God is preserving to proclaim His glory.
You, and I, our names called to be the children of God, called to be His messengers in this world, chosen to show those around us what a life lived to the glory of an Almighty God looks like. He entrusted this to us!
We, the few, the humbled, the on our faces before God in awesome gratitude, amazement, and unworthiness. . .

1 comment:

aspiemom said...

Excellent post--I will be rubbing shoulders with you too, Becky!