Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-31

The Lord Almighty planned it, to bring down her pride in all her splendor and to humble all who are renowned on the earth. (Isaiah 23:9)(NIV)

Those who are proud, God will humble, sooner or later and more so those who rebel and challenge him. Tyre, Babylon, Assyria and many other nations were humbled by him.

In Psalm 2, the Psalmist sings,
Psalm 2:1-5 NIV
Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,  “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.”  The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath.....

Isaiah the prophet says,

Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales; he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust. (Isaiah 40:15)
Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing. (Isaiah 40:17)

Nations are just as dust on the scales and like a drop in a bucket.....and man himself......what is he?

In the Psalms, we repeatedly read......
.........Each man's life is but a breath.(Psalm 39:5)
.........each man is but a breath. (Psalm 39:11)
Lowborn men are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie; if weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath. (Psalm 62:9)
Man is like a breath....... (Psalm 144:4)

Isn't it wonderful that God is mindful of this "but a breath" being.
So why do men boast, if they are "but a breath?"

Boasting and bragging is not for a believer. James writes in his epistle....
As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. (James 4:16)

But, "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord." (2 Corinthians 10:17)
May God grant us more grace.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-30

“In that day I will summon my servant, Eliakim son of Hilkiah. I will clothe him with your robe and fasten your sash around him and hand your authority over to him. He will be a father to those who live in Jerusalem and to the people of Judah. (Isaiah 22:20-21) (NIV)

When God calls for service, he empowers; for we cannot do anything significant without his power. Whatever we achieve for his kingdom, without his guidance and empowering pales in comparison with what  we reap when labouring with him as the leader.
All authority in heaven and on earth is with Jesus and he empowers them who are called for labouring for his kingdom with the Holy Spirit of God.
Reading Paul's testimony in the following verses gives us an idea of how he relied on God's power to fulfill the work that he was entrusted with.

I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ. (Romans 15:18-19) (NIV)
Let's seek the Lord and his strength while we labour for him and his kingdom.

With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. (2 Thessalonians 1:11) (NIV)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-29

And the lookout shouted, “Day after day, my lord, I stand on the watchtower; every night I stay at my post. (Isaiah 21:8) (NIV)

The job of a watchman can be tiring. Looking...watching.....observing......warning......but someone's got to do the job.

Looking at this matter in the present day context with regards to believers, many shrink back from their calling to be "watchmen for God and his kingdom".
They are so preoccupied with their own selves that they neglect the whole matter.

Unlike these, Paul the Apostle wrote of Timothy who was true to his calling.....

For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel. (Philippians 2:21-22) (NIV)

Blessed are they who look out for the interests of Jesus Christ and serve him faithfully as "Watchmen".

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-28

In the year that the supreme commander, sent by Sargon king of Assyria, came to Ashdod and attacked and captured it - at that time the LORD spoke through Isaiah son of Amoz. He said to him, "Take off the sackcloth from your body and the sandals from your feet." And he did so, going around stripped and barefoot. Then the LORD said, "Just as my servant Isaiah has gone stripped and barefoot for three years, as a sign and portent against Egypt and Cush, so the king of Assyria will lead away stripped and barefoot the Egyptian captives and Cushite exiles, young and old, with buttocks bared - to Egypt's shame. (Isaiah 20:1-4)

The obedience of Isaiah is worth noticing here for he did as the Lord said, not caring what people would comment about him. No sackcloth, no sandals.....stripped and barefoot.......
The Lord loves his children who are obedient to him. The Bible speaks at length regarding God asking his people to be obedient.
Regarding Jesus' obedience to the father in heaven, Paul the Apostle writes,
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross! (Philippians 2:8)
And the exhortation to believers from Peter the Apostle is....
As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. (1 Peter 1:14)
Do we really love the Lord? "But Of Course", many believers would say. But our love for the Lord can be tested by our obedience, for the Bible says,
And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. (2 John 1:6)


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Prayers Of The Bible-2- Psalm 70


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