The earth re­mains con­stant

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Deuteron­omy 1 vs 8

“SEE, I have given you this land. Go in and take pos­ses­sion of the land the Lord swore he would give to your fathers, to Abra­ham, Isaac and Ja­cob, and to their de­scen­dants af­ter them.”

While driv­ing the other day, I saw a well-main­tained farm. As I ad­mired what was go­ing on at this farm, it suddenly hit me that as hu­man be­ings from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion, we have come and gone and we will con­tinue to do so, but the gift of the land re­mains con­stant.

In other words, we have been given the priv­i­lege of liv­ing on the earth for a time. Each one of us has a clearly de­fined time frame he has been given, at the end of that time you will leave the scene and some­one else will come.

Like­wise on this farm with its beau­ti­ful trees and well-man­i­cured fields that are all in use, a time will come when the cur­rent in­hab­i­tant will come to the end of his life, an­other will come and he will also use the land.

How the land will be used will dif­fer from per­son to per­son, the lat­ter may do bet­ter than the former and vice versa but cer­tainly an op­por­tu­nity will be granted to some­one to come and try his skills.

What is in­ter­est­ing is though the land re­mains con­stant, each one of us has been given an op­por­tu­nity to leave a mark of our ex­is­tence on this world. When you visit cer­tain places you are awe struck by the majesty of the place. You are then told the his­tory of the amaz­ing place and the story of those who were there be­fore.

When you see im­ages of the pyra­mids in Egypt, they speak of a time of great prom­ise, big ideas and a ruler who did ex­tra­or­di­nary things. There are cer­tain build­ings and mon­u­ments that leave you with this one thought; how could some­one have thought to do this and how did they even man­age to ac­com­plish such an amaz­ing feat?

God gives en­light­en­ment to each one of us, this en­light­en­ment is the ba­sis of how we do the things that we do. For some the light that He pro­vides is utilised in full, ev­ery­day is taken as an op­por­tu­nity to shine and to make full use of the bless­ings that they have been given.

To oth­ers, the same light comes but it has ab­so­lutely no ef­fect. The in­di­vid­ual without the grace of God con­tin­ues to blindly walk through life not see­ing the op­por­tu­nity God has pre­sented, to fully utilise the gift of the land that He has com­manded us to make use of and sub­due.

Life be­comes a tale of two ci­ties, those that the Lord has shown a way and those that can­not see and thus are bound to the dark­ness of life. Due to their poor de­ci­sions, they are un­able to make progress.

God has given each of us an op­por­tu­nity to be able to use this gift that is called the earth to do great things. The choice is ours to ei­ther seek His pres­ence to help us suc­ceed or to con­tinue walk­ing in dark­ness un­til the point where we are called to leave this earth and we have ab­so­lutely noth­ing to show for it.

Ask the Lord to open your eyes to en­able you to see more deeply than you do so you can fully utilise the land He has given u.

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