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STRENGTH FOR TODAY

Saturday, 23rd September 2017
HE IS WATCHING
Deut. 8:1-10
God led you all the way… to know what was in your heart [ Deut. 8:2 ]

God really wants the best for His people. He wanted Israel to live and multply, and enter the land He swore to give their fathers. God cares for you. His care far exceeds that which any mortal being can give. Though you do not see Him physically, He is closer than you can imagine. He is your refuge, an everpresent help in tme of trouble (Ps. 46:1). When you encounter the challenges of life, God is watching for your response.

There are diverse reactons to the challenges of life. If allowed, they may reduce the love of God in a man’s heart. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulaton, or distress, or persecuton, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (Rom. 8:35) Abraham, father of faith, had his own fair share of trials. When God asked him to offer his only son Isaac as a burnt offering, he passed the test. The Angel of the Lord said to him: now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me (Gen. 22:12). The reacton of the children of Israel in the wilderness revealed what was in their hearts. The challenges were meant to prove their character and to fnd out whether or not they would obey God (v. 2). God wanted them to know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord (v. 3).

God wants you to live by His word, in and out of season. Storms are not necessarily the result of a man’s disobedience to God. Jonah ended up in a storm because he disobeyed God (Jon. 1:17). Jesus’ disciples got into a storm when they obeyed Jesus (Mk. 4:35). However it comes, He cares!

Prayer: Lord, show Yourself strong and mighty in every area of my life where I am fnding things difcult. I pray that when You weigh me, I will not be found wantng. Help me to consistently live by every word of Yours.

Confession: I will run the way of God’s commandments, for He gives me a heart that is willing. I do not live by bread alone, but I live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. I obey God, by walking in His ways and by fearing Him. Nothing shall separate me from the love of Christ.

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