Thursday, November 18, 2010

daily text 11/18

Thursday, November 18th, 2010
"The eyes of Jehovah are upon the righteous ones, and his ears are toward their supplication" (1 Peter 3:12)

During the latter part of the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem, Jeremiah was imprisoned in the Courtyard of the Guard. How would he obtain food? He was totally dependent on those around him, most of whom hated him! Still, Jeremiah trusted not in men but in God, who promised to care for him. Did Jehovah live up to his word? Absolutely! He saw to it that Jeremiah daily received “a round loaf of bread . . . until all the bread was exhausted from the city.” (Jeremiah 37:21) Jeremiah, as well as Baruch, Ebed-melech, and others, survived that time of famine, disease, and death. (Jeremiah 38:2; 39:15-18) Do you feel safe and secure in knowing that Jehovah's eyes are upon you for your good? Then, continue walking with God—no matter what the future may hold. We can be sure that Jehovah will always keep a close, fatherly eye upon all his loyal ones.—Psalm 32:8; Isaiah 41:13.
(Watchtower 10/15/08, 2:18, 19)