Summary: I believe that if we would ask Jacob this, he would tell us: "ITS MY TIME TO BE BLESSED!" For I believe he has come to realize that in the Perfect Plan of God there are SEASONS OF BLESSINGS for the Children of God’s Cov
"And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses."
In the All-Inclusive, Perfect Plan of the All-Wise God our Savior, There is a Season for Every Thing, and a Time for Every Purpose. Every Thing has been allotted a Limited Span of Time. Every Purpose has its Due Date. There is an Appointed Time for Every Thing, and a Limited Opportunity for Every Activity under heaven.
The Events of our Life are Not Accidental. They are Placed in Due Order. Each Event has its own Appointed Season. There is this Cycle of Life. Things happen again and again in our life; but yet, they recur at Seasons Appointed By God.
There is a time to be born, and a time to die. There is a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted. Just as there is a time to weep, there is a time to laugh. As there is a time to mourn, there is also a time to dance. As there is a time to get, there is likewise a time to lose. THERE IS AN APPOINTED TIME FOR EVERY THING AND A LIMITED OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERY ACTIVITY.
Therefore, I submit to us that Just as God Has Appointed a Time for Barrenness in our Life, He has also Ordained SEASONS FOR BLESSINGS.
There are Special Seasons when God satisfies His servants with everything that makes life rich and full and hurts no one else. The writer of the Book of Proverbs said: "The Blessing of the Lord makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with it." Every good thing we enjoy in this material world that brings no sorrow to others is part of the Blessing of God, part of the Happiness of His Plan. And so, our Target Text reminds us that "The man Increased Exceedingly ...."
There are special seasons when God bestows on us the Happiness of a Sense of Pardoned Sins. We know that our past will not rise up to condemn us. We have that Felt-Sense of Inner Peace with God. Even the Treasures of heaven seem to be opened to us. God has Ordained Seasons of Blessings, of Prosperity, of Happiness for His Servants. And so, our Target Text reminds us that "The man Increased Exceedingly ... and Had Much ...."
I wonder: DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?
We always seem to want to know What Time It Is. We wake up in morning, and our first instinct is to know What Time It Is. We consult clocks, and watches at regular intervals thru-out the day. Every so often we catch ourselves saying: "I don’t have the time."
In our daily routines, we do all kinds of things to time. We use it, we waste it, we mark it, we make it. Some even "do" it. We grab it, and as a final insult, we kill it.
Yet none of us seem to know WHAT TIME IT IS.
I believe that if we would ask Jacob this morning, he would tell us. I believe he would tell us: "ITS MY TIME TO BE BLESSED!" For I believe he has come to realize that in the Perfect Plan of God there are SEASONS OF BLESSINGS for the Children of God’s Covenant. I believe that he recalled the word of his father, Isaac, before he left home. For in Genesis 28:3-4, Isaac said to Jacob: "And God Almighty Bless thee, and make thee Fruitful, and Multiply thee, that thou mayest be a Multitude of people; and give thee the Blessing of Abraham, to thee and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham." And I believe his memorable encounter with the Lord in Bethel came back as a reminder; in which, the Lord God of Abraham and the God of Isaac his father told him: "And, behold, I Am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of." (29:15)