Proverbs 30 6-30-19

When we walk with Jesus, we walk in the light of His glory. We are transformed into His likeness just by being with Him!

4 Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Whose hands have gathered up the wind? Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is the name of his son? Surely you know!

The answer to these questions can be found in the Gospels. Let’s look at them:

Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Let’s reverse the order, Who has come down from heaven and gone up? The answer is Jesus!

In John 3:13, Jesus tells us, “No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven–the Son of Man.” This reference is to Daniel 7:13-14, which is a description of the Messiah, the Anointed One. In other words, Himself. We also read where He ascended into heaven in Luke 24:51 and Acts 1:9-11.

Next question: Whose hands have gathered up the wind? We find in Mark 4:35-41 that Jesus calmed the storm with a simple command, “Peace. Be still.” Jesus is Lord of the wind and waves.

Next question: Who has established all the ends of the earth? This answer is a bit more subtle in that Jesus gave us a microcosm of creation as evidence that He is Lord of creation. In John 2:1-11, we read the account of Jesus turning water into wine.

  1. There are six stone water jars, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons (v.6).
  2. Jesus had the servants fill them with water. Note that the servants filled them to the brim (v.7). Now, that’s faith!
  3. When the master of the banquet tasted the wine, it was perfectly aged and was the best wine at the banquet (v.9-10).

Conclusion: Jesus is Lord of creation. The process of aging the wine is exactly the same as the process of creating a world and universe that LOOKS OLD in just six days. Was it coincidence that there were SIX water pots…?

Next question: What is his name, and what is the name of his son? John tells us all we need to know in 20:31, But these [accounts] are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. If we believe that He is, indeed, the Son of God, our Messiah, then we will love Him and serve Him wholeheartedly. If we don’t, then chances are we do not truly believe, or we are not interested in serving Him. John explains:

3:19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil [and they didn’t want to change]. 20 Everyone who [continually] does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their [continuous] deeds will be exposed.

If we truly love the Lord Jesus, we will desire to walk in His light more than we want to do evil deeds [which is anything not directed/sanctioned by the Spirit]. Living according to the Spirit is to be like Jesus. As soon as we turn from darkness into His light, we ARE LIKE HIM. Becoming like Jesus simply means that we walk according to His light on a regular basis, listening and obeying the Spirit even as He did (see John 3:34, 5:19-20).

Let’s walk in His light today praising Him together in our respective places of worship.

TRUST AND OBEY
When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
But we never can prove the delights of His love
until all on the altar we lay,
For the favor He shows and the joy He bestows
are for them who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet.
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way.
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

 

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