Ginrich's Devotional Blog

May 14, 2012

Rear Guard

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:05 am
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Isaiah 58:8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

This verse follows verses about feeding the poor and helping those in need. The verse talks about looking at the needs in front of us and ministering to the glory of God. As we go forward we need not worry about what we leave behind. Our son served as the “Rear Guard” when his unit was sent to Iraq. His job as rear guard was to take care of any of the problems the families of the troops deployed encountered while their love ones were busy serving our country. God says He is our rear guard. We are here to minister in His name and to His glory to the ones He places before us. He will be our rear guard. He will see to our needs. Our question is are we so busy looking behind us that we fail to see what God has put in front of us? Let us learn to push on, serving God with what He presents to us and leaving what’s behind in His hands.

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