Day One: The Promise

Genesis 28:15 NIV –  “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

“This mercy was brought home to Jacob at a time when he greatly needed it. He had just left his father’s house and he felt himself alone. He was coming into special trial and then it was that he received a fuller understanding of the privilege which God had in store for him. Let me read the words to you—’I am with you.’ I have tried to think them out, that I might speak concerning them to you, but they are too full. I defy anybody to measure their height and depth, their length and breadth! That God should give to Jacob bread to eat and raiment to put on was much—but that is nothing compared with, ‘I am with you.’ That God should send His angel with Jacob to protect Him would have been much—but it is nothing compared with, ‘I am with you.’” (Charles H. Spurgeon,  “Four Choice Sentences” sermon)

May this mercy of God’s promise, “I am with you,” be “brought home” to us in our times of need today.

Prayer: Our Father in Heaven, nothing compares to the wonder of your promise – “I am with you.” Thank you for this great mercy of your very presence with me.  May your Spirit bring it home in my heart in all my times of need today. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s sing this song, “Lord, I Need You” by Matt Maher, confessing how we need him every hour (click here).

– EK