To many the future seems frightening for God’s people. Are they right? Today’s devotional will help you answer the question. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Hebrews 13:5-6 (ESV)
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say,
“The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear;
what can man do to me?”
“How gloriously God’s people have been saved all along their line of march! Their campfires still show their track, and those campfires have been the burnings of the furnace that God has set up for the trying and purifying of his chosen people. But nowhere have they been destroyed though everywhere they leave been in affliction. They had a very narrow escape from destruction in Haman’s day; the enemy thought that he would then utterly cut off the people of God from the face of the earth. Haman thought that he had managed everything so well that his wicked scheme must succeed; the king’s mandates had already gone out and on a certain day all the Jews would be put to death. But you know how Esther, at the peril of her life, went into the king’s presence to plead for her nation; and, soon, the new edicts were sent out, and the chosen people put their enemies to death, but they themselves were not destroyed. Haman was hanged on the gallows that he had fixed for Mordecai, for the hated Jew belonged to the seed which cannot he crushed, to the immortal race which can never die out. God’s people may be often trodden down, like the grass of the field; but, as the grass springs up again, and even survives the men who tread upon it, so will it be with God’s people even to the end.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1899), p. 506]