November 19

Ezekiel 39:1-40:27; James 2:18-3:18; Psalm 118:1-18; Proverbs 28:2

God is protective of His children. Even though we may not do the things we should and we suffer natural consequences for our misdeeds, God is still on our side. God’s love for us never fails and His commitment to us never wanes.

All God desires is for us to repent, which means to turn away from our sins, and return to Him. Israel’s enemies had become haughty because they felt that their victory over Israel was because of their military might. How wrong they were!

Israel’s enemies defeated them because Israel had walked away from their Protector, The Lord of Heaven’s Armies! Israel’s exile to a foreign country was punishment for leaving God. Yet, the foreign nations rejoiced that Israel was destroyed. They did not realize that God still protects His own— even when they are being punished.

God demonstrated to all of Israel’s enemies that He is still Sovereign— which means He Reigns! As you live for God, you should know that God is on your side and He will always cause you to win if you stay close to Him. He will protect, guard and defend you.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Ezekiel 40:28-41:26; James 4:1-17; Psalm 118:19-29; Proverbs 28:3-5

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