4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
(Psalm 65:4, King James Version)
God makes choices! Just as God chose a people for Himself, beginning with the call of Abraham, so He continued to make choices throughout the life of Christ, and will continue even unto the end of time. David, being a king, understood the sovereignty of God. As king, he made many choices; choices which had a profound effect upon his subjects.
Being mere people, we cannot begin to understand the interactions of God with the humanity He has created, but we do know that David was correct. Those chosen by God are truly blessed.
Why, then, do we, as Christians, have such a tendency to take God's choices for granted, and why do we fight against God's choices for us? Do we live as those who are truly blessed? Do we even feel blessed, or are we among those who must complain about everything?
As Christians, it is true that it takes a lifetime to learn to be satisfied with the goodness of God, and to worship, gladly, in His holy temple. As we look back over the years of our lives, I wonder how many things would have been so much easier if we had simply trusted in the choices of God, rather than to kick and squirm and seek to do things our own way.
As Christians, our lives are a reflection of the good and bad choices we have made. Sometimes we seem to take the safer, less traveled route, trusting in God's help, and God's blessings seem to follow us wherever we go. At other times we seek to chisel our own path, circumventing the instructions of God, and we consequently face struggle after struggle before we come, humbly to God and seek Him out.
Life is definitely about choices! No matter what life may bring, those who make the choice of serving and loving God will never be disappointed. Though life may bring many trials and frustrations, God has already won the final victory. When the years of this life are ended, we will be blessed to live out all of eternity with God our Father, and Christ our Redeemer.
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!
God Bless You,