Knowing God as Keeper: Gospel Today Devotional - 26th December, 2021

KNOWING GOD SERIES

To serve as a keeper is to place something something in your care with the assurance that such a thing will be safe under your watch. Take for instance, the bank is a keeper of your money, and other valuables, isn't it? The reason you keep your money with them is simply because you are sure of the fact that no harm will come to your money or your  valuables. This is the truth, isn't it? The one who keeps must therefore see to it that the things kept under his watch are safe till there's a need to give back to the people for whom he keeps those things. Praise God.

Knowing God as Keeper: Gospel Today Devotional - 26th December, 2021

In this series, knowing God, especially in our last study, we saw how that it is important that we know God as provider, and not just that, but that he would always provide, isn't it? And we looked at the the life of Abraham to best explain the topic, right? This is something similar to that which we considered yesterday just that today, we are not considering God as Provider but as Keeper, and I trust that the Lord would communicate his words even by himself to our very hearts. Amen.

How would you feel if someone says to you to keep your best shirt with him for example simply because you are afraid that someone may break into your home to steal it and that on your arrival, you would get it back from him the way it is? Won't you be glad that someone is willing to keep your shirt? It is expedient also to know as well that God is your Keeper. Let's look at the passages of scripture below to justify this truth.

The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand"(Psalm 121:5). "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee : because he trusteth in thee" (Isaiah 26:3).

The first passage of scripture states a fact, isn't it? Did you read it? If not, you can just pause and read again. Have you done that? It says that the Lord is your keeper; so definite and straight forward. Isn't it amazing to know that the Lord keeps you? It means no one has the ability to keep you ( to ensure your safety) except God. This you must know about God, that he is your Keeper. It is just the way it is. God is the one who watches over you to prevent you from all evil, he watches over you to prevent you from taking the wrong decisions, etc. God is your Keeper (the one who watches over you to ensure your safety). Glory to God.

The second scripture says that thou (referring to God) will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee (God): because he trusts in thee (God). God will keep those who trust in him, and whose heart is stayed on him in perfect peace, why? Because God is Keeper according to the first scripture. He is their Keeper as well as yours. This means that God will not do otherwise but rather will keep them because he is their Keeper. God is your Keeper.

Another thing to note is that God does not just keep but keeps perfectly (thou will keep him in perfect peace). This means that he will by no means lose sight of keeping you. Never at any point in time will he forget to keep you since he doesn't sleep nor slumber. The one that keeps you does not sleep. He does not slumber. When you know God as keeper, you know he watches over you at all times, and hence need not be afraid yea though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death because he will be with you to keep you. God is your Keeper. May these words be fruitful in our lives. Amen.

Thought for the day: When you know God as keeper, you know he watches over you at all times, and hence, need not be afraid yea though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death because he will be with you to keep you.

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