See, today, I set you over nations and over kingdoms.
When God says look or behold these words are words of activation. Things we could not previously see, we are suddenly able to see.
“See” is the Hebrew word “raah,” used 1,308 times in the Old Testament. It means to not only physically look at but to inspect, perceive, consider, discern, envision and behold both the object and the implications.
When God told Jeremiah, “see,” God activated Jeremiah’s ability to perceive, consider, discern, envision and comprehend his calling. Perhaps God will tell you today to “see” something you have never seen before. Because God’s revelation is progressive, He is constantly activating our ability to see things today that we could not see yesterday.
Loving Father, open my eyes that I might see all that you have for me today, in Jesus’ Name.
This daily Christ-encountering, fire-starter is not intended to replace your daily Bible reading and prayer time, but rather to motivate you to spend extended time in His presence.
YEAR ON FIRE
© Fred A. Hartley, III
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Unless otherwise indicated, the English Standard Bible (ESV) is used.