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Daily Devotional

     "But you will not go out with haste, nor will you go as fugitives.  For the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard."  Isaiah 52:12

Security from Yesterday;

     God requires an account of what is past.  At the end of the year we look forward with anticipation to our future.  Yet memories of our past arise and lessen our enjoyment of that future.  God is the God of our yesterdays and He allows the memories of past failures to help us turn them into spiritual growth for our future.  God reminds us of the past to protect us from a shallow security of our present.

Security of Tomorrow;

     "...the Lord will go before you."  Our heavenly Father will keep watch so that you will not be tripped up again by the same failures.  Those that would happen again if it were not for the fact that He is our rear guard.

Security for Today;

     "You shall not go our with haste..."  Let us not go forward into life with quick impulsive thoughtless acts.  But let us go with the truth that our Father will go before us.  It is a fact that we have lost and squandered many an opportunity.  But God can transform those again into constructive divine moments for your future.  Leave the irreversible past in God's hands, and step out into the conquerable future with Him as your guard and guide.

     Lord, Jesus, may You supply all our needs according to Your riches in glory.

Bro. Clay