“The Jews had light, and gladness,
and joy and honour.”
The happiest people I know are those who walk in the light of God’s Word. They have purposed to obey God by faith and find themselves pursued by gladness, joy, and honour.
Many want God to reverse His order, however. They want Him to give them gladness, joy, and honour first. If so, they will consider walking in His light. If not, they conclude, “God missed out on all I could have done for Him,” as though He was at their mercy instead of they at His.
Friend, we must realize that God is not on trial in our lives; we are! As we walk in the light He gives, He gives us more light. We must “believe to see” gladness, and joy, and honour as we walk according to the light He has given.
“… to him that ordereth his conversation
aright will I shew the salvation of God.”
“Order my steps in thy word: and let not any
iniquity have dominion over me.”