Daily Devotion

February 25, 2024

The Hand Of Man

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you…and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-25


God provides everything you need in life. One of the ways He does this is by the hand of man. In Genesis 45, Joseph, who had been sold into slavery by his brothers, finally gets the chance to confront them. Despite the misfortunes of his younger years, he has now risen into a place of power and wealth as the right-hand leader of the Pharaoh. His brothers showed up begging for food because there was a famine in the land. Joseph told them, “Don’t be angry with yourselves that you have done this to me, for God did it. He sent me here ahead of you to preserve your lives…Therefore, I, Joseph, will provide for you and your household all you have…lest you come to poverty…”


These brothers had thrown Joseph into a pit and stolen his birthright, but he responds by telling them he’s not angry or bitter. Joseph says, “But as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good…” Then he instructs them to (paraphrased) “Go get your families. I’m giving every one of you a ranch. Every one of you are going to get acreage in Goshen, the richest farmland in the world.” God used the hand of man to save Joseph’s family and an entire nation.


Don’t be surprised if God uses more than just Christian people to bless you. The prophet Elijah was fed by a bird that was considered to be “unclean.” A raven brought him meat and bread two times a day. It is not in the nature of a raven to deliver food, but God used the bird to bless Elijah. Some of the people who bless you may not be serving God, but He can still choose to use them to be a blessing in your life. 


If you are trusting and honoring God, Kingdom connections and power relationships are coming your way. You may meet someone who has already gone to the level that you want to, and God may be lining them up in your favor to help take you higher. God will cause you to stand out in someone’s heart and mind, and they will be drawn to you. They’ll notice you, give you jobs, open doors, and invest in your future. 


Did you know that when God blessed Jacob, part of the blessing was “power with God and favor with men?” Luke 2:52 says, “Jesus grew in favor and in wisdom with God and man.” Using the hand of man is a big way God blesses His people. Get ready for God to use the hand of man to bless you this year!



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