The Lord Be With You Today!

Isaiah 45:16-17
All the makers of idols will be put to shame and disgraced;
they will go off into disgrace together.
(When the Lord reveals Himself to the eyes of men
who witness for themselves the mighty deliverance and salvation of God,
those who choose to worship something made from the work of their hands
and their idols are shown for what they are, a travesty.
When we compare the idols to which we so often turn
to God Almighty and to the awesome works of God,
we quickly see how small and worthless
are the places where we keep trying to put our trust,
where we keep trying to put God in a human-sized box,
to make Him into a idol that we can comprehend and order around.)
But Israel will be saved by the Lord with an everlasting salvation;
you will never be put to shame or disgraced, to ages everlasting.
(Because He loves us so passionately,
the Lord doesn't allow us to remain in our delusions
or to continue to worship at the altar of idols of our own making,
such of our idols as unbelief and doubt, as fear and anger, as wealth and job titles,
idols that only lead to disappointment and shame,
the sure products and end results of idol worship in our lives.
As we walk in the truth of His counsel,
in the truth of His Word,
in the truth of His salvation,
He sweeps in with the power and might of His purposes
and saves and redeems us from all that holds us back from Him.)

May the Lord richly bless you this day!

In Christ's love,




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