"A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God. For though your people, O Israel may be like the sand of the sea, only a remnant within them will return.
The remnant is a recurring theme throughout the Hebrew and Christian Bible. The Anchor Bible Dictionary describes it as "What is left of a community after it undergoes a catastrophe."
What catastrophe have you experienced in your life that has caused your heart to turn away from the straight and narrow way that only few find? God doesn’t look at our external religious works as people do. He values a heart that loves pleasing Him more than holding on to the idols that causes us to turn away internally. We may still be teaching His Word, leading worship, even performing miracles in His name, but are we a part of the remnant that has truly returned to Him in total submission to His will and not our own. Or are we just performing religious acts in His name as in Matthew 7:13-27 only to hear, "Depart from Me, I never knew you.." Do we love pleasing Him more than being the victim from past hurts? Let us allow the Holy Spirit to rend our hearts of all idolatry, and humbly receive forgiveness and restoration, and become a part of the remnant that God has always raised up throughout history and prophecy.
In His love.
Spending the day with my grandson, Levi, reminded me why Jesus said to become like little children. He immediately scaled to the heights on the playground with no fear trusting in the love that made him feel safe. Let us not limit our lives full of fear, but trust in His love for us.
We eventually made it to the library 🙂