“God looks after His own.” This tremendous truth keeps coming back to me as God shows His grace and mercy daily. As we read our Bible every day, God shows us in His Word His power and love to His people. One great example that we can find in the Bible, is when God graciously and miraculously showed His protection, provision, and preservation to the children of Israel in the wilderness.
Deuteronomy 29:5 says, “And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.” We can see God’s provision even in the small detailed part of the Israelites’ lives. God took care of them because God looks after His own. God protected them every single day and provided for their needs from morning until evening. God led them to a place that was flowing with milk and honey–a land in which they did not toil, a city which they did not build, and vineyards and olive trees which they did not plant. God gave them a “Promise-Land” full of good things because God looks after His own.
This principle and truth are echoed throughout the New Testament, especially in Jesus Christ’s famous sermon which we call the Sermon on the Mount. In this sermon, we learn that Christians tend to magnify their difficult circumstances instead of trusting Almighty God. Matthew 6:25 says, “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?” God gave us His promises so that we can fully trust Him daily.
God gave us free access to His Word and He also commanded us to come boldly to His throne of grace. We should take advantage of God’s provision and come to Him daily. One practical way we can do that is having a ‘prayer closet’ where we spend the first and last part of the day with God. Let us always remember that God looks after His own.
Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”