Michmas means “hidden treasure”…and indeed there are times and ways in which we are a city set on a hill, but the best parts of us are still hidden … God’s treasure known only to God. The potential of the saint is God’s great secret and explains His patience and longsuffering over many of us. David wrote of this in one of his psalms.
Psa 139:15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
God has precious thoughts towards us because of the hidden treasure He has wrought in us that will one day be manifest. The chosen of God will not bring forth evil because what God put in them is not evil. It may not yet appear what we shall one day appear to be. Therefore be at peace with yourself knowing you were fearfully made – His perfect creation. I believe the saints are destined to good works although it may take a while and the process may sometimes appear extended.
Be patient with your team. You may not see the treasure hidden in them which God sees and so you must often go to God for answers and for illumination on how to respond and lead …especially when you observe many imperfections.
Verses for further meditation
Exodus 19:5; Proverbs 15:6
Thoughts for Business and the work place
Treat your people well … they are God’s masterpieces, many still in the process of unfolding their hidden beauty and potential in God.
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, help us to be patient with the imperfections of others …knowing we also are not perfect. Amen
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