Monday, May 4, 2015

Looking to God's Hand

READ Psalms 123-124

“Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he has mercy upon us.” (123:2) When a slave or maidservant looks to the hand of the master of mistress, they are looking for the provision of needs that the master is responsible for. The servant/slave is dependent upon the master/mistress for all their needs because they are wholly owned and possessed. They have no property of their own. They are property. So a slave/servant who trusts the mistress/master to provide looks with anticipation to the giving hand of the provider.

So you and I look to God and his tender, loving providing hand for all of our needs which he richly supplies to us in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). In fact, Paul tells us that God has provided for our salvation in Christ, therefore he will give us anything and everything else we need. “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)

So never stop looking! He is your gracious giving master who loves and provides for his slaves, who also happen to be his children.

Prayer: Father, you are so gracious to us in all things. You give us life and breath and food and shelter and salvation and sanctification and justification and, one day, glorification. Glory be to your name!

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