I read a simple yet deep statement from Spurgeon this morning… God gave us His Word for our sake not for His… His purposes are settled, and He needs nothing to bind Him to His design of doing His people good; but He gives the promise for our strengthening and comfort. Hence He wishes us to plead it and say to Him, “Thou saidst.”
So with that stated… a promise arises to keep us from fearing the worst in any circumstance…With this promise in our hearts we need not fear angry Esau or anyone else. If the LORD will do us good, who can do us hurt?
God said it–case closed. The question for us is… do we trust His Word enough to believe it? God will always use the bad for good to glorify Himself in it. We need not fear.
A small morsel yet truly hard to swallow.