Archive for August 5th, 2017

Here we have God speaking to His people, Israel, through Isaiah. In verses 1 to 3 He uses the picture of an adulterous wife to show Israel how He feels about them worshipping other gods. Israel is the adulterous wife, yet God is saying He has not divorced her, He has not put her away even though she has sinned so greatly. God says, you have sold yourself. He tells them that when He called them, they were absent from Him, not Him from them. He reminds them that He is great and can do many wonderful things, but they do not seem to be interested in Him. From verse 4 to 9 we see the suffering and exaltation of the Messiah, and in the final verses there is comfort to the believer, and then a warning.

Our God is a dependable God, one who could be trusted in Old Testament days, one who could be trusted in New Testament days and one who can still be trusted today. Our God never changes. In Matthew 6 verses 25 to 34 Jesus talks about Father God’s care for us. He tells us not to worry about what we will eat, or what we will wear, because our Father God knows what we need. We are not to be concerned about these day to day things. What we are to be concerned about is seeking the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness. The children of Israel in this passage, were not concerning themselves with God’s ways, and that was their problem. They were not walking hand in hand with God – they had gone off on their own ways, and had walked away from God. We can learn from them.  If we seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, we will be walking hand in hand with our Lord Jesus Christ, and He will take care of everything else.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prayer: Lord, help me to seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness today. Amen.

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