For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown:
As we have discussed before, Israel was in a state of confusion. They had turned from God. As a result, they would experience the wrath of God. They would be in captivity, driven from their land. This was a direct result of their disobedience.
Even when God was angry with Israel, He still spoke words of hope and restoration. Israel would be punished for turning from God and turning to idols. However, God would not let them be totally destroyed. He would restore them. It is here that we find our promise for today.
God told Israel that He was for them. If God be for you, who can be against you? This does not mean no one will be against you. It compares the power of God being for you against the powerlessness of anyone else that would be against you.
Meditate on our scripture, “I am for you”. Hear God say this to your spirit. He is for you. He is not just in you, but He is for you. He is cheering for you. He is by your side. He wants you to be successful. He loves you.
Notice that He also tells Israel that He would turn to them and that they would be tilled and sown. This speaks of being taken care of. He would see to them and make sure that they had everything that they needed to grow. What an awesome God!
As Christians, God has also promised to tend to us in a similar fashion. We remember in John chapter 15 where Jesus explains the true vine. Jesus tells us that God will be the gardener. He will tend and care for us. But He will also prune us so that we are fruitful. Even though pruning is not always pleasant, it is necessary for our growth. We will be better for it.
So remember, God is for you. No situation that you are facing is designed to overtake or conquer you. You are more than a conqueror, because God is for you.
God is on my side. He cares about me and my situation. I will trust Him and know that He will take care of me. I am so grateful for the promise that God is for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.