The Lord Be With You Today!

Isaiah 48:16
Come near Me and listen to this:
"From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret;

at the time it happens, I am there.”

And now the Sovereign Lord has sent me
, endowed with His Spirit.

(Whether the pronouns here refer to God Himself or to the prophet Isaiah,
the Lord is making it clear that His prophetic pronouncements
have never been made in secret,
but that He always reveals His plans to His people.
His great desire is that we accept His divine invitation to listen to Him and to His Word,
assuring us that whatever He says will occur will, in fact, happen.
Today, He still invites us to listen to His Word,
to tune our hearts to this Sovereign God
Who calls us into His protective embrace to be safe and confident in His provision.
He even grants us His Own Holy Spirit to empower us to be strong,
to be filled with the joy of the Lord, to be unafraid even in the midst of hardship and trial.
His promise to deliver His people from their Babylonian exile extends to us today
From these first promises to His people made long ago,
He assures us that He still delivers His people today.
No matter what our plight might be today,
we belong to Him and His Word of deliverance and provision is still true for us today.)

May the Lord richly bless you this day!

In Christ's love,


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