Borrowed Truths

The Grocer’s Shelves

the grocers shelves
Borrowed Truths

The Grocer’s Shelves

In the grocer’s aisles there are commodities that are not only available for purchase that cause our lives to be easier, if you will, but the food necessary for our flesh to continue to exist. Imagine if you will where you shop for these items, if the Lord has been gracious enough for you to be able to do this, and see the colorful boxes, jars and cans, all of them vying for your attention, each one, in one form or another, representing individuals and families that depend on others purchasing these particular items, ones that if left on the shelf for extended periods of time will mean the closing of factories, of farmland being sold to the highest bidder, of poverty stricken, broken families now living on the welfare of their governments systems and the kindness of others.

Most people do not see all of that on a box of cereal, or a can of tomatoes, most are only looking for what they want for today, or until they return to the market in another week or so. The people, from the planters of seeds to the owners and operators of the large factories, to the owner of the market, all know the base line, that if there is no profit in their products, no matter how much they want to help people, production will cease, basic economy 101.

Military power can be usurped, words on documents proclaiming edicts, rules, and regulations are nothing more than that, simply words, and will remain so if there is no power to back them up, the power of the forcing of fear. Money, whether it is in the form of gold and silver, coins or paper, digital or otherwise, has absolutely no power to the hungry man who has none of it, it remains what it has been since its creation, an item of agreed value that can be exchanged for goods or services. Food is the most powerful weapon that any kingdom can wield, or withhold, without it, we die.

Why waste man hours and resources when all that is necessary is to withhold food, lay siege at the gates, kill or capture all who attempt to flee, wait patiently for the others inside to starve, or become far too weak to resist. Food is the key to obedience, not mask mandates, not required or even forced vaccinations, not words on a piece of paper, hungry people have no strength to rebel.

“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” (Psalm 37:25) My friends, I could be wrong, there have been an estimated 100 billion people on this planet ever since our first parents, and although the servants of the Most High have died in every way conceivable for our Lord’s name, I do not believe that even one has ever starved to death. “Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.” (Psalm 33:18-19) “Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.” (Matt. 10:31)

Our enemies, both in the Spiritual realm and in the world of man, hate us because we love Jesus, because we see Him as more valuable than anything this world has to offer, because we will not submit to them when we are commanded in the Word of God to “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” (Matt. 22:37) Evil should never be submitted to, no matter what form it appears to us in, here is where many who do not study and apply the Word of God into their lives will fall, here is where the chaff is separated from the wheat, here is where miracles occur, at the end of the line, when all hope seems to be gone.

I really am not overly concerned with what path Satan and the men he has coerced to follow him take on their path to destruction, I follow the events of the day occasionally, I warn when I am able, but I do not concern myself with over obsessing on these current events when I already know the outcome. One day my adoring wife and I will enter the market, and most of the shelves will be empty, we will walk out mostly empty handed, and we will trust, when there is only one meal left in our house, if it comes down to that, we will trust. We will complain at times, but we will trust.

It is both frightening at times and quite exhilarating at others to watch the world being slowly consumed by evil, but that has no effect on our trust in the Lord, nor should it on yours, He is faithful who has promised, (Heb. 10:23) He said He would never leave me or forsake me, (Deut. 31:8) He said, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:3) And I believe Him. I know this may be extremely difficult for some of you, especially if you have small children, but you must contemplate eternity against the here and now, this too shall pass, that never will. “The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.” (Prov. 27:7) Hold on to Christ, soon this will all be over, the grocer’s shelves are never bare where we are going.

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