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Christian Devotion

Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-42

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 3:20 AM

Isaiah 26:12 NIV

Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.

 

A different kind of peace; one that stays put, during the storms of life, is what God gives to them who trust in him.

To say that God fights for us against our enemies is a fully time tested fact and he is the one who establishes peace for us.

 

Job, the Old Testament saint lost almost everything he had including his health because of the repeated attacks of satan, yet God eventually established peace for him and gave him much more than he had at first.

Isaiah, the prophet acknowledges that whatever Israel had accomplished was God's doing and he glorifies God for it.

 

We may achieve many things in life, but we must never forget that it is only because of God's goodness in our lives that we are able to do it.

 

When Israel was about to enter the promised land after trekking 40 years through the wilderness, God told them that he was going to prosper them in the new land, but also warned them not to become proud and haughty.

Deuteronomy 8:17-18 NIV

You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.

 

Let us then, as believers, always acknowledge that it is only the grace of God and his goodness that keeps us going in this strife torn world.

Psalm 100:5 NIV

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

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