We know that God takes care of us 365 days of every year, 7 days each week, and all 24 hours of every day. It was so cool when I realized that Genesis 24:7 says that God “will send His angels before you.” Did you see it? God’s angels even go before us in the Bible 24/7 – in Genesis 24:7. This cool, more-than-coincidental truth is the focus of January 18th’s devotional reading. You’ll read other neat things to know about God this week like what He thought of first, His extended blessings, and how He leaves nothing undone.
If you have more time than your devotional reading allows, read the context of each devotion’s focus verse. That means for you to at least read the entire chapter in which the verse is contained. Then ask yourself these three questions for each chapter:
- What is this chapter saying?
- What does this chapter mean?
- What does this chapter mean for me?
Here are the focus verses and the extended chapters to read:
- January 15 – Genesis 22:1-2; Job 1:9-12, 22, 2:10; Job 42:12, 16-17
- January 16 – Genesis 22:18, 30:30, 39:3-6
- January 17 – Genesis 24:1, Colossians 2:8-10a
- January 18 – Genesis 24:7
- January 19 – Genesis 25:22-24
- January 20 – Genesis 26:24
- January 21 – Genesis 26:28
So again, what about 2018? Welcome 2018! We’ll walk more closely with God, deepen our relationship with Him, and give Him glory for who He is every day. Happy New Year!
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