Genesis 38 tells the story of Judah and Tamar. The wickedness of Er and Onan and their subsequent death. The Lord Himself put them to death. How Tamar must have been ridiculed by those without discernment. Two husbands and she couldn’t conceive and bring forth a child. Accursed woman some would say! I can just imagine Tamar in todays world. The snickering, gossips and label that would have been slapped on her by the “iya yards”, the “Good Women” of today, ignorant of the lofty plans God has for Tamar, imagine this woman in the lineage of the Lord Jesus Christ! The Lord has not seized to amaze me. Every story, every day and hour amazes me. The Lord is Sovereign! Whatever He says comes to pass. Do yourself a favor and stop striving with your maker.
Then Judah, a man of promise, from the seed of Abraham, born of promise, falling prey to that prostitute, that good for nothing woman by the way side eh! Friends, I want you to know that things are not always the way it seems. Without discernment and total dependency on God through His word you will be at a loss, deceived and cheated out of your destiny, the best God has for you.
The purpose of God must always be fulfilled, for He planned it before the foundation of the earth was laid. The Messiah has been scheduled to come from Judah’s loin, however, his sons wickedness put him at a spot. Tamar’s womb was ordained to carry that precious seed also.
Can you see our Sovereign God working it out according to His plan? In your life’s situation and circumstances, can you see the hand of God? It does not matter the prognosis, diagnosis, situation and circumstances, God always works All things out for the good of His children. You’ve been married for a while and no child yet? Waiting for so long for your own bone of your bone? How about gainful employment? Your own business? Restoration of broken vows? A life shattered? Whatever the case, are you a child of God? Good! Be rest assured God is working it out for your good. Those seemingly unpalatable situations, my friend are working out the plan and purpose of God for your life. Just take a breather dearie, look back, around, think deeply, look up, can you see God? Yes? He is working it out according to plan for you. He knows your frame. Lean on Him with your whole heart. He will not fail you.
Peradventure you don’t know if you are a child of God or not. Would you this moment ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior? Confess your sin and ask for forgiveness. Declare the Lord Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, invite the Holy Spirit to guide you in this new walk of faith, flee from all appearances of evil. Dwell in the presence of the Most High God. Walk with the Lord and you will fulfill destiny.
Trust ye in Christ Jesus for He loves you.
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!