Evening, June 13
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The LORD replied, "I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest--everything will be fine for you."

The Lord had given Moses a difficult task. He was to lead the people of Israel to the Promised Land. Moses was worried, however, for the Lord had not said who would go with him to show him the way (Exodus 33:12). The Lord assured him with the words of our verse for today. God Himself would go with him, and give him rest, and everything would be fine.

All of us who are in Christ Jesus have tasks to perform in the Kingdom of God. All of us are on a journey to the Promised Land. The Lord called us out of our own personal Egypt of slavery to sin, led us into our own personal Wilderness of testing and trials, and pointed us to our own personal Promised Land � the place where everything we were meant to be in Christ Jesus comes to fruition; the place where we "will be perfect and complete, needing nothing" (James 1:4).

Like Moses, at times we may wonder how we will get to the place we need to be; we may wonder if the Lord will show us the way. Our verse for today speaks to us just as much as it spoke to Moses. God Himself, personally, will go with us. God will show us the way. The promise, then, is not that God will give us a map and leave us to our own devices. Rather, the promise is for personal guidance and direction from God Himself. God will be there with us, side by side.

And God will give us rest during the journey. We need not wonder and worry along the way. We can find rest in the assurance of God's promise. No matter what comes our way, and a lot came Moses' way, God will be there for us to help us make it through.

And everything will work out fine for us. This does not mean that we will never see trials, troubles, and tribulations. Moses saw plenty of them. It means, rather, that our tasks will come to completion; it means that "God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished" (Philippians 1:6).

Today, be at peace, for God is personally going with you on your journey.

Bible in a Year
Old Testament Reading
Ezra 3, 4, 5


Ezra 3 -- Altar and Sacrifices Restored; Temple Work Begun

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Ezra 4 -- Adversaries Hinder Work; Artaxerxes Orders Work Stopped

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Ezra 5 -- Tattenai's Letter to Darius

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New Testament Reading
John 20


John 20 -- The Empty Tomb; Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene, His Disciples and Thomas

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Tyndale Life Application Daily Devotion
And so he did only a few miracles there because of their unbelief.
Insight
Jesus did few miracles in his hometown “because of their unbelief.” Unbelief blinds people to the truth and robs them of hope. These people missed the Messiah.
Challenge
How does your faith measure up? If you can't see God's work, perhaps it is because of your unbelief. Believe, ask God for a mighty work in your life, and expect him to act. Look with the eyes of faith.
Morning and Evening by Spurgeon
Proverbs 30:8  Remove far from me vanity and lies.

"O my God, be not far from me."

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Here we have two great lessons--what to deprecate and what to supplicate. The happiest state of a Christian is the holiest state. As there is the most heat nearest to the sun, so there is the most happiness nearest to Christ. No Christian enjoys comfort when his eyes are fixed on vanity--he finds no satisfaction unless his soul is quickened in the ways of God. The world may win happiness elsewhere, but he cannot. I do not blame ungodly men for rushing to their pleasures. Why should I? Let them have their fill. That is all they have to enjoy. A converted wife who despaired of her husband was always very kind to him, for she said, "I fear that this is the only world in which he will be happy, and therefore I have made up my mind to make him as happy as I can in it." Christians must seek their delights in a higher sphere than the insipid frivolities or sinful enjoyments of the world. Vain pursuits are dangerous to renewed souls. We have heard of a philosopher who, while he looked up to the stars, fell into a pit; but how deeply do they fall who look down. Their fall is fatal. No Christian is safe when his soul is slothful, and his God is far from him. Every Christian is always safe as to the great matter of his standing in Christ, but he is not safe as regards his experience in holiness, and communion with Jesus in this life. Satan does not often attack a Christian who is living near to God. It is when the Christian departs from his God, becomes spiritually starved, and endeavours to feed on vanities, that the devil discovers his vantage hour. He may sometimes stand foot to foot with the child of God who is active in his Master's service, but the battle is generally short: he who slips as he goes down into the Valley of Humiliation, every time he takes a false step invites Apollyon to assail him. O for grace to walk humbly with our God!

Daily Light on the Daily Path
John 9:35  Jesus heard that they had put him out, and finding him, He said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?"

John 9:36  He answered, "Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?"

Hebrews 1:3  And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

1 Timothy 6:15,16  which He will bring about at the proper time-- He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, • who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.

Revelation 1:8  "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."

John 9:38  And he said, "Lord, I believe." And he worshiped Him.

2 Timothy 1:12  For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.

1 Peter 2:6,7  For this is contained in Scripture: "BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A CHOICE STONE, A PRECIOUS CORNER stone, AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED." • This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve, "THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE VERY CORNER stone,"

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