God Is Good!
Posted: Tuesday, February 9
Verse of the day:
How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you. You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world. You hide them in the shelter of your presence, safe from those who conspire against them. You shelter them in your presence, far from accusing tongues. (Psalm 31:19-20)
Out of this psalm which begins in desperation, we find a demonstration of faith. While things may seem bleak, God will not abandon his children. Those who reverence and fear God will not be abandoned. Far from ignoring his children, God has stored up His goodness which he will generously pour out on us to show that we are His. Those who take refuge in Him will be protected and blessed. For those on this side of Jesus' resurrection, this promise of blessing and vindication takes on added depth and meaning as well as deeper assurance!
A primary school in Japan is testing a system to improve the security of students and also give their parents peace of mind. A radio frequency identification tag, carried by each student, sends out a signal to receivers at school gates, and a computer shows when each student enters or leaves. The system can automatically send an e-mail to notify parents that their children have arrived at school or left for home. In cities where children often commute long distances to school, this system has received high marks from parents, and the kids think it’s cool.
In a dangerous world, it’s good to remember that our ultimate safety and protection lie in God’s hands. David recalled a time when he felt completely cut off from the Lord’s help. But he learned that even in desperate situations, God would hide those who fear Him “in the secret place of His presence; . . . He shall keep them secretly in a pavilion” (Psalm 31:20).