"And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.’"
Exodus 3:17 NIV
Israelites awaited entering their Promise Land - a land flowing with milk and honey.
But before entering it the Lord reminded them not to seek the peace and prosperity of the nations around them.
They should not serve other gods but rather follow the LORD with all their hearts, soul, mind and strength
During David's reign until Solomon's, the Kingdom became so famous around it's surrounding nations.
It is victorious in David's time while prosperous in Solomon's day. The Lord made David strongest while Solomon wisest.
Yet, the Bible tells us that this Promise Land was divided after Solomon's reign and eventually destroyed by Assyrians and Babylonians. See 1 Kings 12 to 2 Kings 25.
Entertaining this thought made me ask myself what is this one thing that I look forward to that I don't want to be destroyed. Something like "My Promise Land".
I realized, maybe it is marriage. I am not sure if all singles want to get married but as for me, surely it is a Yes, but of course, to the man I love who loves God more than me.
Even before my boyfriend asked the magic question, I dreamt of having our own family someday. I can't help but get excited in the thought of it.
Yes, it is exciting especially if you know personally that it is the Lord's promise for you. But like the Israelites, the Lord is reminding me that entering it is not the ultimate. It can be divided and destroyed if I lost my focus to God. I should be careful not to idolize marriage nor my spouse. Apart from the Lord, our marriage would not be victorious and prosperous because He alone gives the strength and wisdom for both of us.
Pray for us as we enter our own promise land - our own land flowing with milk and honey.
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Name: Ma. Salome Morante
Nick name: Sam
Favorite Hobby: Calligraphy
I just got engaged last November. I am a disciple of Jesus and a discipler for Jesus.
My Instagram accounts are @calligrafreeze and @aw_samness.