Thursday, May 19, 2016

Divine Protection

May 19

Daily Bible Reading: John 7:1 – 31

Verse of the Day: John 7:30 – “They sought therefore to take him: and no man laid his hand on him, because his hour was not yet come.”

John in this verse does not provide what may have been the immediate physical reason that they couldn’t take Him. He had proclaimed publically that He was of divine origin. The religious leaders sought to arrest Him.

John gives us a glimpse of the Divine reason they couldn’t take Him. We get a glimpse into the truth that God is Sovereign and He has control over the timing of all events. He alone sets the time. What a glorious picture for us today. God is still the same, and as He decreed that no one could touch Jesus without His consent, we can be assured of the same protection on us today. All events that happen to us are not coincidences, they are “God-instances.” Trust Him.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for Your watchcare and protection over me. I can rest assured that no matter what is happening around me, I trust Your control. Amen.

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