May God the Father, and Jesus our Lord be blessed, and may the Lord sanctify you and give you a heart to understand His Will.
Yes, what’s the use of serving God? What’s the use of enduring suffering and injustice for His name, while others seem to have it easy. While others, who do not fear Him, actually prosper?
There is nothing new under the sun, and neither are these questions. Look at what the Jews used to say in the times of Malachi.
Malachi 3:14,15 – “It is useless to serve God. What have we gained by keeping his requirements and walking mournfully before the Lord of Armies? 15 So now we consider the arrogant to be fortunate. Not only do those who commit wickedness prosper, they even test God and escape.”
Do not fall into that sin. It is a death trap! While many of the Jews were speaking and thinking that way, a few did the opposite…
Malachi 3:16 – At that time those who feared the Lord spoke to one another.
And God took notice
Malachi 3:16 – The Lord took notice and listened. So a book of remembrance was written before him for those who feared the Lord and had high regard for his name.
Friends; think very carefully about what you are thinking and harboring in your heart. The Lord may seem quiet at times, but He takes notice and listens.
Malachi 3:17 – “They will be mine,” says the Lord of Armies, “my own possession on the day I am preparing. I will have compassion on them as a man has compassion on his son who serves him.
In His Name. AMEN.