Scripture Reading: Psalms 27:1-6
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Scripture Quote: "For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened." 1Peter 3:12-14 (NIV)
God may permit us to be tried once in a while, or many times in our lives, for reasons we don’t fully understand – But, these trials cannot essentially harm us. Often He will eventually change even these hard times into opportunity and make them work for our good. If we are faithful in our prayer life, God listens and cares for us. God continually watches over us, and we are under His constant shelter.
The Lord is our salvation, our safeguard, our shield, and our defense. His light can never be extinguished, so who then should we fear? Even our death would bless us by escorting us into eternity with God. Be confident in the Almighty’s protection. His children are in His hand and while in that hand, we are safe. The child of God who hears the voice of wisdom in preference to the enticements of the wicked will dwell in full consciousness of God’s protection.
Today’s meditation: God’s got your back.
Memory Verse: “But whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm." Proverbs 1:33 (NIV)