Daily Archives: January 17, 2011

A promised rescue

Jeremiah 39: 17-18

But I will rescue you on that day declares the LORD;  you will not be handed over to those you fear.  I will save you; you will not fall by the sword but will escape with your life, because you trust in me, declares the LORD. NIV

Over the last several days, I’ve been looking at the word “trust” in the NIV, and taking each verse in order.

This morning, I skipped ahead.  I needed to find a verse with a bit of encouragement in it, and, here it is.

I will not be handed over to those I fear.  God will save me.

Notice, I’m guaranteed neither wealth, nor riches, nor an absence of pain … I will escape with my life, because I trust in God.

In the end, “escaping with my life,” will mean an eternity with Him.

That’s a reason not to worry.

That’s what I’ll think about today.

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