God does not burden you
Revelation 2:25 - But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.
Our God is the most tolerant and understanding God. He does not burden us more than what we can take.
Over the years from the time of Noah He has been revealing His Word slowly by slowly unto Man. Understand the basics - the Word of God is instructions to man to receive his salvation and come back unto God. Therefore is also called the Book of Instructions.
All the instructions needed are already written, starting from Job (he was the grand uncle of Moses and grandson to Jacob) right up to John (Book of Revelation). So much so that God even warned with serious consequences to anyone modifying anything from His Book. When John wrote the last words in his book they were meant not only for his book but for the whole Book (Bible means book).
Knowing the tendency of human mind, God put counter checks in His Word so that any matter of dispute can be reconfirmed not only once, twice but thrice. The Word of God also has checks in-build into it to expose modifications to the genuine inspired Word.
God could have thrown the whole set of instructions unto Adam in the start, but God knew that man's heart would not be able to take it. It was through experience (the hard way) that man would slowly by slowly be able to keep His Word and be saved. Therefore even Jesus did not unfold everything to all minds; He spoke in parables so that the grace and wisdom of God would slowly unfold the knowledge of God. Even today we are yet to churn out every drop of the parable which Jesus spoke about 2000years before.
As God unfolds His Word unto us, He expects us to keep that Word. He will not hold against us what He has not revealed unto us but only that which He has.
That does not mean if I do not study the Word I do not have to worry.
To this I have two things to say. Firstly if we do not study the Word and keep it then God may teach us the Word from real life experiences. Now tell me who would like to experience what the Israelites experienced in the desert?
The second fact is deliberately not studying the Word is like rejecting the Word. It is also rejecting the prosperity which God wants to give us in Heaven and here on earth.
So today, let us hold fast what God has revealed to us up to yesterday; and tomorrow, all that we learnt up to today.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, You are a merciful Father. You love us and understand us, even when we are far from You. Lord, as You reveal your Word unto us help us hold on to the grace You have given us, that we may keep your Word to the end of our days...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.
2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
Exodus 2:1-2(Moses' birth)
1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
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