TITLE: Divine tuition
By David McArdle
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“ … I will grant them some measure of deliverance … that they may learn … “ [2 Chron. 12.7-8 NASB]
At a time of certain defeat at the hand of Shishak, Rehoboam and his princes sought God’s help.
My goodness me, everyone has desperately longed to hear God saying to them, “I will teach you”. And here He is promising to impart revelation to rebellious Rehoboam, admittedly through experience.
He promised them aid, but with the attachment, He does His work His way and if we really want His aid at a time of trouble, there are certain things we have got to put right.
So often, sometimes through downright stupidity, we wander away from the truth and then we find ourselves encased in trouble and once again we seek divine deliverance.
As with so many of our hasty prayers, we have in our minds a sense of deep, inner assurance that He can be trusted to answer, but how and when He will do it, is another matter.
Is it at all possible that He is trying to impart to you, prior to your deliverance, a spiritual truth, which will both set you free and enable you to be someone who can liberate those who are limited in experience?
Some of us have tried to graduate as teachers, by taking a short cut around the difficult and hurtful experiences of life and then we have found ourselves embroiled in all sorts of trouble.
Do you like this style of teaching or would you prefer to be sitting down in a pain free environment with another tutor and your favourite topic on your lap?
Well, the truth is, you do have a choice.
You can stay as you are, but on the other hand, may be you need to enrol in the school, which Christ attended, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The sign on the entrance door, reads, “Although He was a Son, He learned [active, special] obedience through what He suffered and, [His completed experience] making Him perfectly [equipped] … “ [Hebrews 5.8-9 Amplified]. [David McArdle]
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