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Our Daily Bread 23 July 2018 Devotional – Watchful Care

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Our Daily Bread 23 July 2018 Devotional 

Topic: Watchful Care

Read: Jeremiah 23:20–24  Bible in a Year: Psalms 33–34; Acts 24

Scripture: “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 23:24

Message: Before he raced out the door to school, I asked my son if he had brushed his teeth. Asking again, I reminded him of the importance of telling the truth. Unmoved by my gentle admonishment, he half-jokingly informed me that what I really needed was a security camera in the bathroom. Then I could check for myself if he had brushed his teeth and he wouldn’t be tempted to lie.

Our Daily Bread 23 July 2018 Devotional – Watchful Care

While the presence of a security camera may help remind us to follow the rules, there are still places we can go unnoticed or ways we can avoid being seen. Although we may evade or trick a security camera, we fool ourselves if we think we are ever outside the gaze of God.

God asks, “Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” (Jeremiah 23:24). There is both an encouragement and a warning in His question.

The warning is that we cannot hide from God. We can’t outrun or fool Him. Everything we do is visible to Him.

Our Daily Bread 23 July 2018 Devotional – Watchful Care

The encouragement is that there is no place on earth or in the heavens where we are outside the watchful care of our heavenly Father. Even when we feel alone, God is with us. No matter where we go today, may the awareness of that truth encourage us to choose obedience to His Word and receive comfort—He watches over us.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You that there is nowhere I can go that is outside of Your loving gaze. Knowing You see me, help me to honor You with my words and actions.

Food for Thought: We are never outside the watchful care of our heavenly Father.

Our Daily Bread 23 July 2018 Devotional  was written by Lisa Samra (Our Daily Bread Ministries)

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