My husband has been preaching through Romans for some time now (48 weeks and he’ll be in chapter 13 next), and each week has been such a feast that it has been hard to pick out a bite to put up here on Femina to share with you all. But I’ve got one for you from this past Lord’s Day: What God commands, He gives; and He gives what He commands.
In other words, did God command us to not worry? Yes. And He gives us peace. Did He command us to love our enemies? Yes, and He will give us that love. So as we exercise our faith in obedience, we are not left to find the resources within ourselves. What a disappointment that would be! But He enables us to obey Him by giving us all the resources we have in Christ. It’s as though He fills our cupboards with heavenly provisions, and then tells us to open them up and help ourselves. Think about this one for a while! I have been finding it helpful all week.