He Does As He Pleases


Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. – Psalm 115: 3

I’m doggedly determined, right now, to post everyday. Again, you’re free to read as much or as little as you choose just as I’m free to post or not. Something’s at work in me, right now, and I’m going to write in this fashion. Blah, blah, blah.

I read some verses this morning that touch on the Psalm 115 verse. The Lord does as he pleases. God is free, and he’s free to bless, to give, to love.  Alleluia.

Exodus 16 tells the details of the Hebrews receiving manna (“What is it?”). The Lord told Moses to tell the people they’ll receive a double portion of manna on the sixth day so they won’t have to labor to gather manna on the seventh day, Sabbath day.  But, he told them verses before not to save any leftovers because it’ll be bad and full of worms. Wouldn’t it be the same on Sabbath day if they’re save half the double portion from the day before?

Ah, he does what he pleases.

I also read from John 16. Jesus told his friends it pleased the Father, in effect, to share all he has with the Son and pass it along through the Spirit.

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you. – John 16: 13-15

In this wonderful, life-giving relationship we can be assured our Father acts freely to make all he has available to us for the sake of his glory and for the world he so loves.

It’s also good to know, like with the manna, he’ll do as he pleases how and why he chooses. We affirm this while remaining certain his steadfast love and faithfulness cover us.



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