Day: October 26, 2020
Israel was being threatened by the Assyrian army, and needed rescuing. They pleaded with God to save them by shining His face upon them once again. After facing the consequences of their rebellion against God, the Israelites were in desperate need of restoration. Restoration is “the action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition.” Like Israel we all can lose our way and find ourselves separated from God. But also like Israel, when we confess, repent, and obey, God is faithful to restore us back to Him, wipe the slate clean, and remember our sin no more.
Every good thing in our lives is a direct result of the love and grace God shows to us. Even though we are worthy of nothing, He blesses us abundantly. Why? Not because we are good, but because He is. Once we receive Jesus as our Savior, we become adopted heirs into the kingdom of God. And to His children, the Lord loves to give generously. (Matt. 7:11) And we can rest assured that because God is never changing, He will always be faithful to bless, love, and provide for those He calls His own.