Today’s Tasting: Deuteronomy 32–34; Psalm 91:
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him. (Psalm (91:1–20)
For the people of Israel belong to the Lord;
Jacob is his special possession.
He found them in a desert land,
in an empty, howling wasteland.
He surrounded them and watched over them;
he guarded them as he would guard his own eyes.
Like an eagle that rouses her chicks
and hovers over her young,
so he spread his wings to take them up
and carried them safely on his pinions.
The Lord alone guided them;
they followed no foreign gods (Deuteronomy 32:9–12).
Today’s Nourishment: When we have moments in our lives when we think we are alone and no one sees or cares, then God reminds us He is in every place and we can trust Him to keep us safe. These verses together remind us that first we must be willing to give our lives to God and trust Him with our very existence and then He will equip us to deal with some of the blows and darts the enemy brings our way. The enemy seeks to separate us from God and send us on guilt trips. If we are hiding the Word of God in our hearts and seeking to be closer to Him then we can place ourselves under His protection, in “the shadow of His wings.” It helps us to understand this if we think of an eagle that has built a nest up high, above the many predators and dangers that exist lower down. The eagle must leave the nest and forage for food but it never loses sight of the nest or leaves the nest unprotected. No matter where the eagle is, the nest and the baby eagles in it are secure. God cares for us just like that eagle cares for its young. Even when we are disobedient or make horrid choices God is with us. God covers us, He cares for us, and most of all He never leaves or forsakes us. We are safe and sound in His arms and under His care. We don’t need to be afraid if evil or difficult circumstances come our way because God has promised to be our refuge, fortress, and strength. That means you are safe, you are secure, you can have peace and rest in Him. Take time to learn the promises of God and communicate with Him through His Word.
The words of a song by Karen Clark-Sheard tell us:
The safest place
In the whole wide world
Is in the will of God.
Our challenge for today is to find our place in God’s will.
Tomorrows Tasting: Joshua 1–4
Sonyita S. Connor-Clemons
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