Read Joseph Prince Daily Devotional for 9th April 2022
Topic: What God Doesn’t See
Scripture: “He has not observed iniquity in Jacob, nor has He seen wickedness in Israel.” – Numbers 23:21
Joseph Prince Daily Devotional | April 9, 2022 MESSAGE
Learn to see what God sees. Take a closer look at what God says in the verse above and just pause for a moment. Was there iniquity in Israel? (When God used the word “Jacob” here, He was referring to all the children of Israel.) Was there any sin in Israel? Or was everybody in the encampment perfect?
If you were to zoom in from the top of the mountain into the encampment of Israel, it’s not hard to imagine that a wide variety of imperfections, sins, iniquities, and wickedness was present throughout the camp. But the question is, did God see it?
Look at Numbers 23:21 again. Notice that God did not say there was no sin or iniquity in His people. He simply said He did not see it. Similarly, He is not saying that there is no sin in you. What God says is, “I don’t see it.”
Wait a minute, how can an unbendingly holy God not see sin in me?
My friend, it is because those same holy eyes saw all your sins punished in the body of Jesus Christ. Your sins were punished into nonexistence.
In the Israelite encampment, even though there were iniquities, sins, and wickedness, God did not see any of them because the blood of bulls and goats, which they offered up to the Lord daily, covered the children of Israel. How much more true that is for us today, we who are washed clean forever by the blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, our beautiful Savior.
Under the old covenant, the Israelites enjoyed a temporal covering through the animal sacrifices, but for us, the atonement and payment for all our sins by Jesus Christ is eternal. That is why God does not observe sin and iniquity in you nor has He seen wickedness in you. When God looks at you today, He sees you as a righteous, forgiven, healed, favored, blessed, accepted, and beloved son or daughter because of the cross of Jesus.
Now, do you see yourself as God sees you?
Joseph Prince Daily Devotional | April 9, 2022 is from 100 Days of Right Believing. Find out more about the book here.
Joseph Prince Daily Devotional | April 9, 2022 Message. Joseph Prince is the evangelist and senior pastor of New Creation Church based in Singapore. He is one of the church’s founders in 1983.