The Lord Be With You Today!
"Declare what is to be, present it—let them take counsel together.
Who foretold this long ago, who declared it from the distant past?
(Because we persist in disbelieving God,
because we persist in doubting God,
because we persist in forging in our minds and hearts
other gods whom we insist on worshipping,
because we persist in putting human boundaries around God's truths,
the Lord challenges us and our idols to declare their power,
to show themselves and their accomplishments,
to reveal their power and omniscience,
which, of course, they are forever unable to perform.
Only God Himself sits outside of time
and knows the beginning and the end
and the outcome even before the onset.
Only He knows what lies ahead and foretells it.)
Was it not I, the Lord? And there is no God apart from Me,
a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but Me."
(The Lord once again reasserts Himself to us,
declaring His sovereignty and power.
Through His forth-telling, through His counsel,
through His Truth, He Who Himself is Truth,
He alone can give answer to the question
of who and what God is and should be.
He knows no peers. He stands alone. He alone is God.
If we really believe He is Who He says He is,
then the foolish idols, the foolish fears in our lives
melt into insignificance and worthlessness,
and we are freed from everything that holds us back
from the reality of the Lord's full revelation of Himself in our lives
so that we know Him and Him alone as Savior and Lord.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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