Today you should read: Isaiah 33
As you read Isaiah, you might find yourself confused about the what, where, when and why of the circumstances described. I’ve been there. I find it really helpful when other scholars provide resources that help make sense of things. Here’s a nice little simplified chart of this incredible book from the ESV Study Bible:
Isaiah 33 is a chapter that describes the trustworthy, faithful character of God. He will always prove to come through on His promises. In this chapter, God promised to deal with Assyria, the nation that was oppressing His people (verses 1-12). He reminded the people of Israel that even though He seems dormant, He will act (verse 10). Sin will not be tolerated forever (verses 13-14). Those who trust in Him will enjoy His presence for all eternity (verse 17). He is the one who established the covenant, and He is the one who holds His people secure in His hands (verses 13-24).
When you think of the promises of God, which ones help you rest in His grace and push through difficult days?
By: Todd Thomas — Worship & College Pastor
3 thoughts on “March 27, 2019”
4) Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints,
and give thanks to his holy name.
5) For his anger is but for a moment,
and his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
I am grateful that His anger is but for a moment, and His favor is for a lifetime. The blood of Jesus has made me / us righteous before our Heavenly Father.
From this chapter, I find comfort in verses 15-16:
15 Those who are honest and fair,
who refuse to profit by fraud,
who stay far away from bribes,
who refuse to listen to those who plot murder,
who shut their eyes to all enticement to do wrong—
16 these are the ones who will dwell on high.
The rocks of the mountains will be their fortress.
Food will be supplied to them,
and they will have water in abundance.
Right living will be rewarded. It may not be the quick/easy way to try to get ahead. But in the end, doing things God’s way always works out for the best. So press on, even when it’s hard!
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you.” Jeremiah 29:13
This verse, along with others like it, lets me know that our relationship goes two ways, and as long as my heart is His He will be there revealing Himself to me. That gives me comfort.