October 1

Isaiah 62:6-65:25; Philippians 2:19-3:3; Psalm 73:1-28; Proverbs 24:13-14

Hard times have a way of building a new resolve in our lives. In fact, it is usually during those difficult moments where we determine what I call a “Never again” moment. Israel felt the weight of their sins and disobedience. God even saw them and heard the cries from the small group of people who remained faithful.

After God tells us about the Messiah who was to come, He states, that these judgments will never again happen. God had a “never again” moment. This painful cycle of blessing, rebellion, and judgment was finally over for Israel. How about you?

If we look at our lives, we would see that there are trends. We start out doing well, then we take a wrong turn, rather than correct it, we stay there a while until things get really bad, then we turn to God and He rescues us. Isn’t it time to say, “Never Again” to some of these things? Let’s purpose that once we have experienced a painful lesson, we won’t have to experience it again. Let today be your “Never Again!” day and walk into a new level of living.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Isaiah 66:1-24; Philippians 3:4-21; Psalm 74:1-23; Proverbs 24:15-16

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