September 14

Isaiah 15:1-18:7; Galatians 1:1-24; Psalm 58:1-11; Proverbs 23:12

We have heard it said that some people need to hit rock bottom before they will change their lives. Israel, as a nation, did this often. Isaiah speaks of a time when Israel will be reduced to almost nothing and “their light will grow dim”.

Israel’s land would be decimated and stripped of anything of value. Only a remnant would remain from the millions that used to live there. But, it is when Israel has lost everything that they will turn back to God and be in an authentic relationship with Him.

The lesson for us is to stay near God no matter what. Even when we do wrong, it is never in our interests to run away from the God who loves us. God’s love for us, just like Israel, does not change. Run to God’s love and receive another chance. As long as we are alive, we have one more chance to come back to God.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Isaiah 19:1-21:17; Galatians 2:1-16; Psalm 59:1-17; Proverbs 23:13-14

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