Banished But Not Expelled
For we will surely die and become like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. Yet God does not take away a life; but He devises means, so that His banished ones are not expelled from Him.
II Samuel 14:14 NKJV
This phrase really stuck out to me: God ‘devises means, so that His banished ones are not expelled from Him.’
That is prophetic. It was God’s plan from day one in the garden. He began devising a plan so that His banished ones should not be expelled from Him.
I was banished but not expelled! God’s plan brought me out of banishment and back to Him. I am grateful today and every day for His plan.
Father, You brought me out of banishment by the plan You devised. I praise Your name!