And the Lord said unto me, Arise, take thy journey before the people, that they may go in and possess the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give unto them. And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul. – Deuteronomy 10:11-12.
“The land which you go to possess is not like the land of Egypt from which you have come…[but] a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven, a land for which the LORD your God cares; the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year.”
The future was uncertain. The Israelites were preparing to enter the Promised Land, and they still remembered the warnings of the 10 spies— how the land was filled with giants and obstacles that seemed impossible to overcome. The very thought of these giants caused them to react with fear and doubt.
Yet Moses wanted them to focus not on the giants, but on the promises of God. He knew they needed to remember all the Lord had done for them, in Egypt and in the wilderness. He encouraged them to realize that God’s eyes were specifically on the Promised Land, from the first of the year until the last.
The Lord would be with them when they set foot in the land and would stay with them every step of the way. Because of His presence, they could move forward with confidence, trusting Him in everything.
This promise applies in our lives as well. Just like the Israelites, we can know that God is with us every moment of our lives—through trials and tribulations, in good weather and bad, when we face opposition and experience problems, when we feel secure, and when we face danger.
As you end another month, take this opportunity to look back and see how God has been with you. He was with you at the beginning, and He is with you today. And He will be with you in the new month. You can trust Him, for His eyes are on you!
Prayer : Father, I commit this coming month into Your hands. I know that You always will be with me. Thank You that Your eyes are on me wherever I go. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen.