7 What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened; 8 just as it is written,“God gave them a spirit of stupor,Eyes to see not and ears to hear not, Down to this very day.”
Romans 1:21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.
This passage shows us, the Lord is like a good Father, when a child wants something His son or daughter wants. If a son or a daughter has witnessed their Father’s love & care & are not happy & they ask to leave, He lets them leave or gives them over the life they desire. It wasn’t the Father’s fault His children were stupor, He showed them love, He gave them a place to eat, sleep, stay out of the elements, He taught the rules of the house & He just wanted respect & love in return. But when hearts are hard or stupor,no amount of love shown will make a child realize they are simply loved for just being a product of love. The child only loves themselves & has only blinders on the eyes of their heart. The great news is if a child someday misses the love of his or her Father, He is at home looking out staring in the direction where His son or daughter walk away in. If someday we as a prodigal son or daughter wanna go back home & tell our Father how stupor or stupid we were, He says it’s okay, I still love you & embraces with a big hug & squeeze tightly & says welcome back home.Dear Heavenly Father, please forgive me & others when we are stupor. Please forgive us when we are stubborn, Please forgive us for loving our families or ourselves more than You. Let those who worship today on this Sabbath day rest, have a good worship. Even if we are not in the same building. One day when will you return, we will worship together as brothers & sisters in Christ.Thank You Lord or hearing my prayer, in Your Son’s holy name; Amen. God bless you . Sam H.