[CF Devotionals] 2018-03-11 - Conclusion to Trust and Obey

Trust and Obey, for There’s No Other Way

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I think the probably the best thing we can take from this section is, the same Lord who loved the Hebrews, providing for their salvation, is the one who loves us and provided our salvation. He is the one who watches over us and looks out for our needs. We must never use circumstances as a thermometer identifying where we are in God’s will.

“Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you” (Luke 12:27—31).

Like Moses, we too have to learn to trust God’s words, even when circumstances would seem to tell us not to.

Will He Slight Thy Faint Crying?

Sparrow, He guardeth thee;
Never a flight but thy wings He upholdeth
Never a night but thy rest He enfoldeth;
Safely He guardeth thee.

Lily, He robeth thee;
Though thou must fade, by the Summer bemoaned,
Thou art arrayed, fair as monarch enthroned
Spotless He robeth thee.

Hear, thou of little faith;
Sparrow and lily are soulless and dying;
Deathless art thou, will He slight thy faint crying!
Trust, thou of little faith!

Robert Gilbert Welsh 3 

Personal Application: When have you fallen into the trap of using circumstances as a way of assessing whether you are or are not in God’s will? How has the worked out? What can/should you do different?

Prayer for the Week: Lord, help me to trust in Your promises rather than my “wisdom.” In Christ’s name, amen.

Exodus study to be continued.

  1. McClure, editor, J. B., Pearls from Many Seas, The Master Christian Library, AGES Software, Albany, OR, Version 8.0 © 2000.

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