Today you should read: Isaiah 10
Happy Thanksgiving! There is a lot to be thankful for today. I hope you get plenty of time to dwell on things that are praiseworthy. With the idea of praise and thanksgiving in mind, here are some things I am thankful for from our passage today.
Vs. 4 His anger does not turn away.
God put His rod of anger and staff of indignation in the hands of evil Assyria as an instrument of judgment against Israel. This seems harsh and this act of judgment is more than I can fully understand, but He used this judgment as a cleansing tool. It reminds me that He loves me too much to let me stay in my sin. He will use unlikely tools to draw me to repentance if He needs to do so.
Vs. 11 He removes idols.
Think about the idols that interrupted Israel’s fellowship with God. He wanted those removed and desired the pure allegiance of the Israelites. He will remove our idols, even though it might feel hurtful to us, because He desires our allegiance to Him. His lordship is good to us, and He wants nothing to inhibit our fellowship and our allegiance to Him.
Vs. 20 A remnant was restored and God kept His promise.
We should be extra thankful today that a remnant of Israel was restored because from that lineage came Jesus. God was faithful to His promise of a Redeemer through the people of Israel.
Vs. 24 The enemy will not triumph.
For all intents and purposes, it looked like the Assyrians were coming out ahead against God’s people. But, they were only instruments in the hand of God, and after they served their purpose, God brought judgment upon them. He did not let the enemy triumph. This reminds me today that, even though it looks like the enemy is winning in so many parts of the world, God is sovereign over all and He wins. The enemy simply will not triumph over God.
Those are a few things that I am thankful for from this passage. Since it’s Thanksgiving Day, how about taking a minute to thank God and encourage others by commenting and telling us something you are thankful for from our passage, or just in general.
Posted by: Rich Duffield