Exodus 23:29-30

Exodus 23:29-30

I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you. Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land.
Exodus 23:29-30

God had told the people of Israel that the land He had promised to them would someday be theirs to possess. Enemies and giants filled this land, but the Lord said He would give them the land. God’s people needed to trust Him and they needed to patiently wait upon Him to work while they walked forward with their Lord.

Sometimes God brings quick victory to us over a ruinous sin that had previously held us captive. Other times, He leads us in achieving the win in our lives little by little; one battle at a time.

When progress in our lives seems to be frustratingly slow, we can take comfort in knowing that He will complete the good work within us; He will allow us to inherit the land of promise. Rather than being brought down by looking at the land yet to possess, we can rejoice over the territories that we have conquered so far in Him.

Today, let’s press on. Let’s never stop until we have taken the land entirely that He intends for us.

Jeff Deal