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October 21, 2018

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Reading along with us in Isaiah & 2 Kings? Here’s today’s reading:

Isaiah 41 (ESV)

Listen to me in silence, O coastlands;
    let the peoples renew their strength;
let them approach, then let them speak;
    let us together draw near for judgment.

Who stirred up one from the east
    whom victory meets at every step?
He gives up nations before him,
    so that he tramples kings underfoot;
he makes them like dust with his sword,
    like driven stubble with his bow.
He pursues them and passes on safely,
    by paths his feet have not trod.
Who has performed and done this,
    calling the generations from the beginning?
I, the Lord, the first,
    and with the last; I am he....Continue Reading

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  1. I have chosen you and not cast you off”;
    10 fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
    I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

  2. As is true of anyone, but particularly true of God’s people who should know Him, there is a difference between who God desires to be for us and what we allow Him to be. He is above everything and controls everything. Nations are in His hands to build them up and tear them down and God comes out unscathed. But for His people, He desires to care for them to hold them in His hands and protect them and tell them to not be afraid, to strengthen them and take care of their enemies. There is no provision that He wills that is impossible for Him to orchestrate. And when HIs people turn to idols? Well let’s bring them in and see how they compare. What answers, provision and foreknowledge do they have? Well the conclusion is clear…they have and are nothing especially compared to God. And when His people rely on them they become as confused and nothing as the idols are. And then God cannot be who He desires to be for His people. He must discipline and avenge. He must bring nations against them rather than protect them from them. Thus taking a God who desires to be one way and make Him something completely different.

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