Genesis 20:6-7: Kept from sin.
“6 Then God said to him in the dream, ‘Yes, I know you did this with a clear conscience, and so I have kept you from sinning against me. That is why I did not let you touch her. 7 Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all who belong to you will die.’” NIV UK
Who can say how many times God has graciously and mercifully kept us from crossing the boundary line into sin. We can only thank Him that He does. Here are three quotes from a daily devotional I read recently: ‘We ought to thank God daily for the sins we have not committed.’ F.W.Faber; ‘We cannot even imagine all that God has suffered us not to do, not to be.’ F.R.Havergal;
‘You are surprised at your imperfections – why? I should infer from that, that your self-knowledge is small. Surely, you might rather be astonished that you do not fall into more frequent and more grievous faults, and thank God for His upholding grace.’ Jean Nicolas Grou.
PRAYER: Lord God, this morning I feel incredibly grateful for your keeping power. Help me, this very day, to grow more and more in holiness. Please restrain my feet from taking wrong roads. Lead me in right paths for your Name’s sake.