Have you ever wished that you knew the future? Are you the type of person who reads the end of the book first? Are you a control Type A personality; wanting everything in your life to be just so?
I was reading through Chapter 18 in Deuteronomy. Let’s just say Deuteronomy is slightly, ahem, not the fastest paced Books in the Bible. But the following verses struck me at this moment in time.
That’s why I love the Bible! No one is kidding you when they tell you the Bible is the Living Word. I’ve probably read Deuteronomy five to twenty times in my life. Why such a wide-spread? Some of those readings I just skimmed through while other times I really tried to learn from the details.
Deuteronomy 18: 17-22 (NIV) The LORD said to me: “What they say is good. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him. 19 I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name. 20 But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be put to death.”
21 You may say to yourselves, “How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD?” 22 If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed.
So the next time you are trying to run your own life by scheduling every detail, by trying to figure out what comes next or you try to control the future, remember, God knows the details. He is the Ultimate Editor.
Don’t be alarmed! God knows the beginning, the middle and the end