Like A Good Neighbor

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 2

Gold Nugget
Verse 8: He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints.
                                                                                                                             
Commentary
There’s a popular commercial that is playing in the other room as I write this devotion. The motto is one you will recognize. “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.” This particular commercial has a State Farm agent magically appear at the cry of their motto. Immediately after they appear, you proclaim your need or desire and like a genie, they grant your wish. It sounds awesome, but it exceeds the realm of being insured and jumps on into fantasy. Why not? It is a commercial after all. You do kind of forget it’s an insurance commercial as it focuses on giving your every desire. I wonder how applicable that mindset is concerning our relationship with God. Although He is more than just a fire insurance policy, we often see Him as a sort of genie to meet our every wish. True, we can call on Him just as easy as the agent in those commercials, how He insures us is much greater than our petty request. He is insurance and assurance. He is our guarantor and our guardian. As today’s “gold nugget” proclaims, He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints. Our life here on earth is more dangerous than the busiest expressway, the fastest fast lane and the most crowded traffic jams. Whether we are aware of it or not, we are always at risk. It is a good thing that He is always there looking out for us, guarding our path and preserving our way. We are not even aware sometimes how often we are in harm’s way. He removes obstacles, reroutes us to safety and wards off our enemies without being acknowledged or noticed, but rest assured (like you do) that He is always on the job. Even though we don’t always know He did what He just did it, we should acknowledge Him on a regular basis. He is always on the job!

Prayer
Lord, even though we don’t always see just how often you spare us and preserve us, help us to always acknowledge you for all that you do to guard and keep us. Amen

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