Psalms 119: 105 


 Ephesians 6

11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

 13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

 14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

 16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Never Alone

Read Haggai 1:1 through 2:23

Published: Aug 24, 2017

Charles Austin Miles was a pharmacist, amateur photographer, and songwriter. One day in 1912, he sat in a quiet, dark room reading the account of Jesus’ resurrection. Suddenly, the Holy Spirit impressed on his heart the image of Mary Magdalene at the tomb encountering the risen Lord. That same day, Miles wrote the words of a now-familiar hymn: “I come to the garden alone . . . And He walks with me, and He talks with me.”

Then Haggai, the Lord’s messenger, gave this message of the Lord to the people: “I am with you,” declares the Lord (Haggai 1:13).

Haggai and the returning exiles had a big job to do in rebuilding of the temple. However, God reminded them of something that has been a source of strength and encouragement for believers through the centuries: they were not alone. God was protecting them, guiding them, and restoring their souls.

As a child of God, it’s good to know you are never really alone. Through every trial and triumph, He whispers: “I am with you.”

Thought for Today: Stay with Jesus and He will stay with you.

Quicklook: Haggai 1:7–15

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