September 04:2018

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil
1 Peter 3:12 (NKJV)


God sees all of us - our hurts, pains and distress. He knows when we have or do not have faith. He is watching. He is paying attention.

He knows and He cares about those set apart for His purposes. Specifically, God is paying attention to us, His Sons. Peter made it clear that Jesus, perfectly righteous, paid the penalty for our sins when He died on the cross (1 Peter 2:22-24). Paul adds that those who trust in Christ have been made righteous by what He has done for us (Romans 3:21-25).

So, God is paying attention to all who are His people in Jesus Christ. His ears are always open to our prayers. He is ready and willing to hear us as we refuse to repay evil with evil and choose instead to give good to those who hurt us. We are to seek peace.

But God also notices those who do evil. Peter's words were meant to comfort us: God does not simply ignore the hurtful actions of those who bring suffering to His people. His face is against the evil ones. His justice will surely come.

Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, for it is written; ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord (Romans 12:19). Child of God, believe God to take care of everything that has hurt you. He has given His word; it stands true and sure!

Additional Scripture Reference(s): Psalm 145:18-19

Prayer & Confession of Faith

I believe that God is able to take care of all situations according to His divine plan and purpose for my life. I leave them all to Him. Amen!

One Year Bible Reading: Genesis 28

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