Good Morning September 16

When one begins a project, whether it is a large building in the heart of a city, or a wood working project in a small shop, there are always a few unforeseen difficulties that crop up. The worker or workers must consider other way to solve the difficulty and complete the project. Such has been the case of God completing the purpose for which He created mankind. God had an intimate relationship with man and woman in the Garden, but their rebellion separated them and caused God begin His costly plan of redemption. At the Exodus God brought the people out of Egypt and could have led them to the Promised Land within six months, but they rebelled and God had to lead them through forty years in the wilderness. The Prophet Isaiah wrote, “Behold, the LORD’S hand is not so short that it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God…(59:1-2) We can and do delay God’s good purpose for us by our sins, but the marvelous truth of God’s grace is that He will not let us go. His forgiveness and cleansing is always available. Paul wrote to the Philippians, “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”(1:6) Like any good builder, God will not stop work until His project is completed to perfection.