September 18

Isaiah 28:14-30:11; Galatians 3:23-4:31; Psalm 62:1-12; Proverbs 23:19-21

When the Lord is on your side, you have nothing to fear. There are many enemies to the cause of Christ. They will shout threats and try to intimidate those who follow God. This is nothing new. As one of the smallest nations, Israel was under constant threat of invasion by its enemies.

They had to live knowing that without the protection of God, they did not have the ability to fight off their enemies. So, when they stayed under God’s hand, they prospered. When Israel turned from God, God’s hand was removed and the enemies besieged Jerusalem. The invading armies somehow thought that it was their power that caused them to win.

They became arrogant and demeaned the Sovereign God. God let them know, He was placing in Jerusalem a foundation that was unshakeable. This “firm and tested stone” was totally reliable. In fact, whoever believes in this stone will never be shaken. Even if the whole culture turns against God and His values, we cannot compromise because when everything is shaken, we will remain standing. Jesus is our firm foundation!!!

Tomorrow’s Reading:  Isaiah 30:12-33:9; Galatians 5:1-12; Psalm 63:1-11; Proverbs 23:22

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