Let’s talk about a verse we read in chapter 26. It’s verse 10. Here it is again: “When the wicked are favored, they don’t learn righteousness; even among those who do right they do wrong, and they fail to see the Lord’s majesty.”
With some people, all the blessings in the world are lost on them.
As you know, I live in southern California. You may have heard that we are suffering one of the worst droughts on record. Oh, what’s that? You heard the the El Nino was supposed to bring relief this past winter? You heard we got a lot of rain? Well we did get some much needed rain, but our state agencies are telling us that we are still in a drought. How can that be?
It’s because, in their infinite wisdom, the various government agencies have not seen to it that reservoirs were built to catch the rain, so much of what falls from the sky ends up going into the Pacific Ocean.
Most of that glorious rain that God sent our way this past winter went for nought.
Now think of the blessings that God has showered on humanity. Think of the beauty that can be found everywhere, if you look for it. Think of family, friends. There are countless blessings, if we will look for them. And then, think of the piece-de-resistance: salvation through Jesus.
But yet, ”Even though the wicked are favored, they don’t learn righteousness; even among those who do right they do wrong, and they fail to see the Lord’s majesty.”
If you do see it, if you have responded to God’s blessings, thank Him even for that. Because without the Holy Spirit revealing God to you, you would be unresponsive to Him, too.
Pray for those around you that they would be able to soak up God’s showers of blessings.