Wednesday, June 9
Read Ezekiel 28:24–26.

   “And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have            executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the Lord their God” (vs. 26).

“They shall dwell with confidence” is a great, encouraging statement but Satan tries to hollow out its significance by throwing circumstances and people in our pathway that make personal confidence seem like an impossible dream. But note that it is stated that “I am the Lord their God.” That is the ground of our confidence. The verse above also indicates that whatever is happening in our lives, God is fighting for us; we need not seek vengeance on those who may despise us and tell lies about us, for God is judging, and his judgment is always equitable and righteous.
When God steps into our circumstances, He doesn’t come for a brief visit, but He comes pledging security and the promise of long-term dwelling in His presence.
Today, if your confidence seems to be on shaky ground, take new hope, understanding that the Lord is our God, and He will make us dwell in safety. (Leonard L. Sankey)

“O Sun of Righteousness, arise, the hosts of sin annoy;
O bind our hearts in stronger ties, And bid us sing for joy.”
— Mary B. Wingate

We are strong, and stand, in the power of His might.