Little by Little
In our "Panorama of the Bible" class this week, our subject was the conquest of the promised land by Israel under the leadership of Joshua. God had promised the people that He would give them the land. I'm sure all the people were thinking, "All we have to do is just walk right in and God is going to give it all us in just a few days."
That didn't happen though. In Deuteronomy 7:22 it says, "The LORD your God will drive out these nations before you little by little. You will not be able to destroy them all at once; otherwise, the wild animals will become too numerous for you." You see, God had his own time table for the nation to conquer the land. His timing would be His timing.
Sometimes we forget that God works on His schedule and not ours. We may need to remember:
- God is taking His time to fully answer my prayer
- My non-believing friend doesn't seem to be moving much toward God
- The gospel soil in my community is hard
- I'm simply tired of waiting on God
Maybe you know other times when you need to remember "little by little." If so, may you be encouraged knowing you're not alone.
To Him Be the Glory!