Some Better Than None

“…but I will grant them some deliverance” – II Chronicles 12:7

Rehoboam was lifted up in pride. He thought he was strong enough without God and His Word. His own strength became his greatest weakness.

After God pronounced judgment, Rehoboam humbled himself. The consequence of his sin, however, was not totally removed. The mercies of God prevented his utter destruction as God gave him “some deliverance.”

Be reminded that some mercy is better than no mercy. Some blessing is better than no blessing. Some health is better than no health. Some family is better than no family. Some companionship is better than no companionship. Some opportunity for God is better than no opportunity for God.

I would rather dwell on and work to strengthen the one percent I do have than to complain about and make excuse because of the ninety-nine percent I do not have. Instead of brooding over some loss, let us rejoice and thank God for some gain.

“For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”
– Psalm 84:10, 11

– Tim Cruse

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