One of the greatest miracles of the Bible is the LORD’S work of grace and salvation for His people known as Israel. He has been working in them, and through them since the time of Abraham. He will soon complete the work He has began in them.
Having that assurance; He will also complete His work in me because of the work of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s cross. The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ fulfills all the requirements of the law for their eternal salvation, and for ours.
Hear the words of the prophet Micah…
“And He shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it. For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.
In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted; and I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in Mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.” Micah 4:3-7 (KJB)
In verses 6 – 7 the one’s who “Halted” (1 Kings 18:17-39)are the people of Israel, and the one’s He afflicted. Through affliction He drives out the halting mind, and fills them with a believing heart and mind.
How about you? As Christians do we not think of God most strongly when we are suffering, whether it is from sickness, sorrow, grief, or pain? It does not need to be that way, but we too often forget Him when every thing is smooth and wonderful.
Praise God that He is completing His work in Israel. It is a sure promise that He is completing His work in you too (Philippians 1:6).