Then Eli said, “He is the Lord; let him do what is good in his eyes.”
Eli just got the report that his family would no longer be a part of the priesthood ever. That the sins of his family would never be atoned by the sacrifices or offerings, no matter what. See they had committed the unforgivable sin, the high-handed sin against God. Eli’s sons blasphemed the sacrifice and had spit in the face of God’s grace and mercy. And yet here we have Eli willing to continue to serve and willing to take the responsibility for his son’s actions.
The question for me today, is: Am I willing to take from the Lord what is handed down to me? Am I willing to say, “He is the Lord; let him do what is good in his eyes.” I have to pray and contemplate on that a while because that is huge. What if God asks for me to have cancer so that I may minister there or what if He asks me to pick up and go to Africa that they might here the Word. Am I willing?
Am I even willing in the small things? I have to be willing to give up my sins, which He has already called us to do. I have to give up my gluttony, my lusts, my selfishness, and my anger. I must give it all up for Him because I have to be willing to let God do what is good in His eyes. When I am in sin, as Eli’s family was, it is never a good thing that God will do. But when I am found in Christ’s righteousness then, I know all things will work together for my good.
Today, I must be willing to accept what is before me. I must be willing to accept the journey and the road God has called me to. I must be will to allow Him to pour out onto me all that He wishes, so that I might serve Him well. In all of this I will remember that this life is temporary and that one day I will be with Him in glory. On that day I want to hear, “Well done good and faithful servant.”
May We Serve Well in the Lord Today,