“The Lord God of heaven… shall send his angel before thee.” Genesis 24:7
“Slow of heart to believe” was the charge the Saviour had to make of His disciples. It is also a charge that would stand against every one of us from time to time. Is it not true that often we are slow to take God at His Word, in spite of the fact that the same Word has never failed in the past? Sometimes we are very dull scholars!
Abraham has learned to trust God in the light of His past dealings with him. In commissioning his servant to go and find a wife for Isaac, he is confident that God will protect the messenger because of how He has protected his master. It was this God who directed him to leave his home and his land and who took care of him as he embarked upon this life-changing course. It was the same God who communicated with him along the way and who promised a new and great land unto him and his seed. Would such a God fail in this latest task? No! “He shall send his angel before thee.”
God has called every believer unto Himself. We are separated unto the Lord Jesus Christ. In this new life, He communes with us and sets before us “exceeding great and precious promises.” This God, our God, is not going to fail us when some fresh task or challenge appears on the horizon. He is able! The promise is indisputably messianic, but it is just as applicable to the people of God: “He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways” (Psalm 91:11).
Quote: “Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me-the rod to protect from wild beasts, and the staff to restrain from wandering. – H.J. Horn
Daily Devotions are from the book “Footprints of Faith.” Copyright Let the Bible Speak 1989.
Fellowship following the evening service. Team 1 is on duty.
Tuesday, February 28
7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – on Zoom
Wednesday, March 1
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer
(Sunday School Teacher’s Prayer)
Friday, March 3
6:00 p.m. Gym Fellowship
Sunday, March 5
9:55 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Saunders
Communion service following the morning service
5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer
6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Saunders
Wednesday, March 8
7:00 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer
Thursday, March 9
6:00 p.m. Session Meeting
7:30 p.m. Session and Board Meeting
The Shorter Catechism
Q40: What did God at first reveal to man for the rule of his obedience?
A: The rule which God at first revealed to man for his obedience, was the moral law1.
1. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts. (Romans 2:14-15).