Tuesday, January 24, 2017

No Good Thing Withheld

For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
the LORD bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
from those who walk uprightly.

Psalm 84:10, ESV

In her new devotional, A Spectacle of Glory, Joni Eareckson Tada comments on this verse:

Today's Scripture affirms that God is a sun and shield that He bestows favor and honor, and that "no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. So why wouldn't that mean physical healing for someone who seeks to follow Him? Well, it might, if He so chooses; He is still the God of miracles. Even so, many broken things in this broken world will not be mended until Jesus returns or calls us home. Through it all, however, God will not withhold His wonderful, incomparable gifts. He won't withhold His grace and the provision for our sin. He won't withhold His kindness or His peace. He won't withhold courage when we need it. He won't withhold His Holy Spirit our Counselor, Comforter, and Guidewho loves us and lives inside us. And when the time comes He won't withhold eternal life or a room in His great house, where all will be set right forever.
Truly, Lord, You are a sun and shield to me. Your radiance floods my path, and You protect me from the arrows of the enemy. You have not withheld Your gifts or the sweetness of Your presence from me day by day Never, not even once, have You left my side (May 12 entry).

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