Not only does God go ahead of you, the Bible says He's "your rear guard." One author writes: "In Israelite campaigns into the wilderness and across the Promised Land, soldiers had a vanguard and a rear guard. The vanguard was comprised of scouts who went ahead to explore...and suggest a plan to move forward. The rear guard stayed behind to pick up the pieces and insure they didn't leave anything valuable behind...God is my rear guard...I keep moving along, like you do, sometimes living at too fast a pace, and doing things incompletely. But God follows up and finishes what I've done in a halfway measure . . ., if you were to look back, how many tasks would you find incomplete because the urgency of some new task called you away before the first one was finished? If you've done your best, God will do the rest! I've talked to parents about their teenagers. They said, 'If only we had...' and I gently remind them they did their best. Now they must trust the rear-guard action of God to finish the job, pick up the broken pieces, and mend them into something wonderful and beautiful." Has God given you a job to do? "Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil." (Proverbs 4:27). That's particularly challenging in an age of so many distractions. Remember, the strength of the Sender is more important than the strength of the one being sent. The word for you today is: God's got your back!
"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." (2 Corinthians 3:18)
From the moment we placed our faith in Christ, He began to transform us into His loving and gracious nature! What a joy it is to be one of His children! We are transformed from glory to glory into His marvelous image.
Week #46 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Deuteronomy 4-6
Monday: (History) Ezra 1-5
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 131-133
Wednesday: (Poetry) Ecclesiastes 7-8
Thursday: (Prophecy) Zechariah 1-8
Friday: (Gospels) Acts 15-16
Saturday: (Letters) 1 Peter 4-5