In the wilderness those who reject and resist were separated from those who receive. What did they reject and resist? They rejected and resisted God. These were not people who were unfamiliar with Yahweh, these are those who walked on dry ground through the Red Sea; who saw the cloud by day and fire by night; who saw the mountain of God on fire knowing Moses was up there; who were fed manna from heaven and meat from birds; these were people who had experienced God. Despite what they saw and heard they still resisted and rejected God and God’s mouthpieces. This is a tragedy in history that we must learn from for this rejection and resistance kept them from the greater things God had prepared for them.
God is not a man, He does not lie, He does not hurt or harm, and He does not force you to do anything. However, we do ourselves a disservice when we reject and resist the love of God, the truth of God, the word of God, the presence of God or the ways of God. I want to encourage us to let the Lord heal our soul so we can receive all that God has for us. He truly is a really good Father and He has so much for us and all we have to do is let down our guard and receive.
James 1:17 “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”