You can get what you ask for; but…!



Passage:  Gen 11 (NIV 84) Exodus 32 (NIV 84)

Today: You can get what you ask for; but…!

19 When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain. 20 And he took the calf they had made and burned it in the fire; then he ground it to powder, scattered it on the water and made the Israelites drink it. 21 He said to Aaron, “What did these people do to you, that you led them into such great sin?”  (Ex 32, NIV 84)-emphasis added

How could Moses continue with Aaron, who was no match for Moses?

Aaron was not part of God’s original plan. God gave Aaron to Moses as companion, when Moses cried so much, as God called him.

God’s pick was Joshua, who became a blessing for Moses later

If we bother God too much, He will allow things which are not part of His perfect will for us. But such things, which we call God’s permissive will,  will become a “pain” later

I have seen people struggling to get into various leadership positions. Later, they find themselves in trouble, and so does the people. For those that wait upon the Lord, He does things right, at the appointed time.

God gave Saul as (the first) king to Israel, when Israel cried for a king.

God’s plan for Israel was different, not to have a king like others

Saul became a “pain” to Israel. Saul’s main job was “chasing David” -the anointed of God, who was a man after God’s heart. Sauls chase Davids away, even today

Aaron’s deeds  brought so much anger to Moses that he destroyed the commandments the Lord wrote with His own hand and gave to Moses!

Moses couldn’t do anything to his brother Aaron, so he did this. What Moses did became a bigger problem, than what Aaron originally did!

When some people get angry and they cannot do anything to a person, they  do like this; but later, that brings more  pain/trouble than the original incident

Now, you may have heard of preachers saying, “ask Lord for anything you want- like the best car in the world or so, and you will get it”

Who said you won’t? God can do that. That is not a “big” thing for God!

But the question is, “is that God’s will for you?”

Instead of getting specific on material/physical things, ask God specifically for spiritual things. He likes to hear that. When it comes to other things, ask for God’s will.

But then, there are preachers who say, “asking for God’s will is lack of faith”.

I would say, true faith comes from God, and it supports God’s will!

Have a blessed day!


Prayer: Father God, thank you for loving me so much. I know that you have the best things in store for me. Help me not to rush for things which are outside of your will, but seek and wait for your perfect will and time. In Jesus’ name, Amen

What God gives is gain; what we gain, can be pain!