(Proverbs 8:34 KJV) Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
The Bible is full of promises. We like to quote them and we should. What we like to overlook is the conditional nature of those promises. This chapter in Proverbs is full of promises. In this verse we have the vision of being “blessed” (835). I would like to live that. The rest I am not always so sure about.
Notice the three requirements for the one promise. We are to pay attention, daily, at our assigned post. We can’t sleep-in until the celestial alarm clock goes off and expect to get the prize.
So? It is all very wonderful, and Biblical, to believe in the sovereignty of God. I believe in it myself. Salvation is a gift that God chooses to give. The other side of that is He can also choose not to give. In His sovereignty He makes the decisions of bestowing blessings. Are you feeling lucky today or do you think it might help somehow to follow the directions?