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This is mine for today:
S~ “He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.” Deuteronomy 32:4 (NKJV)
O~ Moses is giving a final speech before he dies. It could be argued that Moses was the greatest leader in the Bible. Deut. 34:10 says he is the only prophet who knew the LORD face to face. He saw God do amazing and unbelievable miracles. He saw God do terrifying judgments. If anyone could speak from experience about God’s character, it would be Moses. In verse 4, Moses tells us that God is perfect, He is just, He is truth, He is righteous and there is NO injustice in Him.
A~ How often do we hear people say, “How could God be good when He allowed…” this terrible suffering or this tragic loss. We see what appears to be injustice and we question God’s character. But Moses, who knew God better than any man, who had seen every side of God’s character, said God is, “without injustice.” Therefore, when it appears to us that He is unjust, our perception of things must be off. God cannot be unjust. I think of Pastor Saeed, a Christian pastor who is being held unjustly in an Iranian prison and has been there since 2012. He is suffering terrible things just because he is a Christian. It is hard to understand why God allows a thing like this. But one thing we can know is that all God’s ways are just. We just have to trust Him and pray without ceasing about such things. Someday maybe we will understand more fully. Paul also was imprisoned unjustly yet God used it for His glory.
P~ Father, I a so thankful that I know no matter what happens, I can trust You. I know You are trustworthy; You are perfect, holy and just. You never do anything wrong or unjust. You are the Rock we can always lean on. Help me trust You even when I don’t understand. And please, LORD, help Pastor Saeed and give him strength and grace. We ask that You would allow him to be released but ultimately that You will be glorified through him.
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