Yesterday I took Peanut through the car wash. It was a little scary for him but I told him he could snuggle under my arm. He did great and when we came out, he went back over to the passenger side of the car, indicating that I should roll down the window so he could stick his face out and get on with his ride. Psalm 91:4 tells us: “He [God] shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust.”
In our busy lives we act a little like Peanut, wanting to always stick our noses out the window, see everything, and experience all the excitement. But we also need to remember that we are not on the treadmill of life on our own. God will always be there for us. We need to find comfort, stability, rest and trust, under His wings.
Jesus rebuked the Jews because they kept making up their own rules. They wanted to stone anyone they felt wasn’t following their agenda. They thought they were doing it all very righteously and boldly for God, but they weren’t. They let the Leviathan spirit of pride take over their thinking and actions. They didn’t take the time to humbly come back to snuggle up to the true God. Instead, they wanted God to corroborate what they decided was His will—not wanting to humbly find out what His will really was. “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!” (Luke 13:34).
They wouldn’t listen and their lives were not blessed.
On the other hand, there was Ruth of the Old Testament. Instead of going back to her Moabite gods when her husband died, she made a decision to draw closer to the God of the Israelites and her life was blessed in many ways. This is the prophesy given over her: “The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust” (Ruth 2:12).
Peanut trusted I would take care of Him in the uproar of the car wash. He was smart enough to snuggle up to me. Let’s be smart like Peanut and snuggle up the God, under whose wings we can trust.
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