Center of Hope Devotion – June 25, 2021

Dear Friends,

Tasha was a little dog with a big problem. He had a great backyard with a strong fence but he was not content. Tasha managed to find the a little gap in the corner behind the shed to sneak out at every opportunity. Tasha wandered into the street and could have easily been hit by a car. Twice he strayed so far from home that he got lost, and his owner had to rescue him. If the dogcatcher had found him, he would have spent time in the pound.

Like Tasha’s backyard fence was there to protect him, God’s Word, the Bible, provides fences designed for protection. When people wander beyond the boundaries God established, their lives are diminished and fall short of what God desires for them.

May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you (Psalm 25:21).

In the armor of God from Ephesians 6:14, you find that the protective breastplate is righteousness. Honesty, purity and total reliance on God will keep you within the protected area God has provided.

Challenge for Today: Trust God and stay within the boundaries He has established for His people.