Thursday, March 21, 2013

Those Things

I woke up in the middle of the night and thought of this verse and had to go look at it in the original language.

"And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things." 2 Sam 12:8

The phrase 'such and such things' is the same word repeated twice... Hennah (Strong's H2007)

It is the word used here (and a few other interesting places)

"For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such (H2007) things are with him." Job 23:14

"Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read : no one of these (H2007) shall fail , none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded , and his spirit it hath gathered them." Isaiah 34:16

Lets say we have two bunches of grapes... one in front of us that we are eating from and one over on the counter. The one in front of us we categorize as 'these grapes' and the one on the counter would be 'those grapes'. The word Hennah is speaking about 'those grapes'. In 1 Sam 12:8 God is saying to David, 'I would have given you those and those.'

As people we tend to worry or carry burdens regarding 'those things'... things not in our immediate control or reach. God wants us released from the burden and attachment. Lust can draw us away and it will involve 'those things' detached from God.

Our souls will naturally cleave to the dust and be drawn in various different directions and worries... but if we 'face God' and cast our care on Him 'those things' become 'these things' because even though they are still out of our reach we have found consensus with God that they are not outside of His reach.

"Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity" Ps 32:1-2a

"Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin." Rom 4:8

Notice how God is not dealing with David according to his sin or iniquity. His relationship with David was big enough to deal with 'those things' and if we know Christ that is true for us also.

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