To be a follower of Christ is to enjoy the blessings of
His fellowship, His protection and His provision. For it is His duty to
preserve the lives of those in His care.
As in nature, a disobedient or unruly sheep is subject to
danger and appointed for chastening by the Shepherd. But along the
paths of obedience reside provision, peace and rest from enemies within
The very presence of our Shepherd refreshes and restores us. His persistent love and kindness will pursue us forever.
For a moment, reflect upon God’s love, protection and provision. How does knowing these truths impact your life?
Father, quite often we take it upon ourselves to make our
own way and provide for our own needs. Frankly, we don’t trust You as
we should. Teach us to face each individual choice with the courage to
release our control and rest in Your unfailing love for us. Amen.