August 1 Something More About His
“When Jesus had made an end of commanding his
disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.” Matthew 11:1.
If when God said “Go”, you stayed because you were so concerned about
your people at home, you robbed them of the teaching and preaching of Jesus
Christ Himself. When you obeyed and left all consequences to God, the Lord went
into your city to teach; as long as you would not obey, you were in the way.
Watch where you begin to debate and to put what you call duty in competition
with your Lord’s commands. “I know He told me to go, but then my duty was
here”; that means you do not believe that Jesus means what He says.
He teaches where He instructs us not to.
“Master, . . . let us make three tabernacles.”
Are we playing the spiritual amateur providence in other lives? Are we
so noisy in our instruction of others that God cannot get anywhere near them?
We have to keep our mouths shut and our spirits alert. God wants to instruct us
in regard to His Son, He wants to turn our times of prayer into mounts of
transfiguration, and we will not let Him. When we are certain of the way God is
going to work, He will never work in that way any more.
He works where He sends us to wait.
“Tarry ye . . . until . . .” Wait on God and He will work, but don’t wait
in spiritual sulks because you cannot see an inch in front of you! Are we
detached enough from our own spiritual hysterics to wait on God? To wait is not
to sit with folded hands, but to learn to do what we are told.
These are phases of His ways we rarely recognize.