Psalm 81:13-16 “Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways! I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries. The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever. He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.”
As Psalm 81 goes on (see previous post), it becomes a heartbreaking story of what could have been. As God’s heart is revealed, it becomes clear that He desired to bless His people in mighty ways. God stood ready to subdue their enemies. He intended to turn His hand against their adversaries. He was eager to feed them with the finest wheat and satisfy them with honey out of the rock. Instead, Israel faced hardships instead of blessings.
If we are faithful, God desires to bless us today. He stands ready to subdue our enemies. He intends to turn His hand against our adversaries. He is eager to feed us with the finest wheat and satisfy us with honey out of the rock. Instead, we face hardships instead of blessings.
President Lincoln went on to say in his 1863 proclamation for a Day of National Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer that:
“It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”
It behooves us to do the same today. PLEASE HUMBLY PRAY FOR CLEMENCY AND FORGIVENESS IN THIS LAND. Otherwise, we are yet another heartbreaking story of what could have been.