Scripture: verse 6
Yet gleanings will be left,
as when beating an olive tree —
two or three olives at the very top,
four or five on its fruitful branches
Observation: God is, once again, reaffirming that He will not destroy Israel entirely, no matter how disobedient they get. There will always be some left.
Psalm 37:25 says, “I have been young; now I am old; yet not once have I seen the righteous abandoned, or his descendants begging for bread.”
Genesis 16 says that God is called “God Who Sees Me,” because we are never beneath His notice.
We are never abandoned. We have never crossed the line and become unforgivable and unredeemable. We are always safe in God’s hands. We may not like it, I admit, but we are always safe.
Application: Trust Him, and don’t despair. You are never alone.
Prayer: Father, thank you for seeing me. Thank you for preserving us, no matter what. Thank you for being faithful to your own promises. Amen.