Sunday, January 19, 2020
What We Don't See
What We don't see
The Israelites experienced God’s intervention at a vulnerable time in their history. While traveling through the wilderness, they came within sight of King Balak of Moab. Terrified of their conquests and their vast population, Balak engaged a seer named Balaam to place a curse on the unsuspecting travelers (Numbers 22:2–6).
But something amazing happened. Whenever Balaam opened his mouth to curse, a blessing issued instead. “I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it,” he declared. “No misfortune is seen in Jacob, no misery observed in Israel. The Lord their God is with them; . . . God brought them out of Egypt” (Numbers 23:20–22). God preserved the Israelites from a battle they didn’t even know was raging!
Whether we see it or not, God still watches over His people today. May we worship in gratitude and awe the One who calls us blessed.
How often do you stop to consider the daily protection God extends over you? What does the knowledge that He saves you from unseen dangers mean to you?
Father in heaven, forgive us for the many times we take Your care and protection for granted. Give us eyes to see how much You bless us.
Our Daily Bread for today, January 19th 2020
Remember also 2 Kings 6:17 "Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” And the Lord opened the servant’s eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha."
Ephesians 6:12 " For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places."