Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Monday, August 24, 2020


Text: “The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.” -Proverbs 21:31.

Comment: The present evils and calamities bedeviling mankind at the instance of Satan the devil had been a source of worry to all peoples of the world. Some due to fear and apprehension are asking why there is so much distress, uncertainty, injustice, oppression, insecurity, diseases, hunger, natural disasters, wars and so on in the world.

The Holy Bible clearly shows that God is not responsible for the ills or troubles of life because He (the Almighty God) is just and will not afflict the righteous. (Deuteronomy 32:4; Job 34:10-12). It is Satan the devil that is responsible for the troubles and calamities of mankind. – Revelation 12:12; 1 Peter 5:8.


Therefore, all persons should turn to the Almighty God Who only can give safety as stated in the text for today. The Bible says: “There is no king saved by the multitude of an host:  a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. An horse is a vain thing for safety:  neither shall he deliver any by his great strength. Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine…” – Psalm 33:16-22. See also Psalm 3:8.    

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