chronological day 179 :)

Today we are reading Isaiah 28, 2 Kings 17:5, 2 Kings 18:9-12, 2 Kings 17:6-41, and Isaiah 1:1-20.  Let’s get into it!

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I just want to unpack Isaiah 28 a little bit.  Want to do it with me?

“will” suggests future tense: “the Lord has a mighty and strong One who WILL bring them down” (Is. 28:2 NKJV)

not immediate, not all at once: “line upon line, here a little, there a little” (Isaiah 28:10 NKJV)

patience: “Whoever believes will not act hastily” (Isaiah 28:16 NKJV)

process: 28:26 – “God teaches him” (Isaiah 28:26 NKJV)

moving us forward: “the Lord… wonderful in counsel and excellent in guidance” (Isaiah 28:29 NKJV)

All of these things represent a process – there’s a benefit to operating in faith.  When you KNOW that the Lord will solve your problem/heal your body/provide your need/ease your worry, then what do you do? You wait on Him in confidence – and now waiting is a pleasure because you KNOW the answer will come. Praise Him in the meantime. Somehow I got into NKJV this morning, but I liked it!

“Then one of the priest whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the Lord” (2 Kings 17:28 NKJV)

Even in this priest’s captivity, he still had a tremendous purpose. I’m noticing that after a chapter in Isaiah on waiting and the process, we have chapters in which lots of difficulties took lots of years.  God is still and always at work.

One thought on “chronological day 179 :)

  1. Ralph Madrigal says:

    “I the lord have spoken”!
    These words ring in my brain this morning after reading today’s scripture. Throughout today’s reading the All Mighty was speaking to Israel letting them know it is time to straighten up but the people GOD sent were not being adhered to. From Jacob’s time to today’s reading a new generation has come to live in the cities and boy how quickly have they abandoned the GOD who brought them out of slavery and oppression. Isaiah 1 gives me hope indeed that even though we have sinned the Lord tells us he can wash us clean and make our sins white as snow if we obey him. Powrful!

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