The Lord Be With You Today!
The islands have seen it and fear; the ends of the earth tremble.
(The "it" here refers to the power and majesty of Almighty God.
When the nations of this earth stand before God,
they tremble because they see at once their inferiority and powerlessness.
In the same way, the "nations" in our lives,
the challenging situations that face us today
also are vulnerable and exposed when the Lord confronts them.
When we actually focus on the Lord, on His truths,
when we see the power of God Almighty revealed to us,
we see our own inability to effect control over these "nations"
and the foolishness of not trusting in Him.)
They approach and come forward;
they help each other and say to their companions, “Be strong!”
(Yet, too often, we try to proceed in our own strength and understanding.
We even encourage each other in rebelliousness
by running after the ways of the world with each other,
by seeking strength in relationships, or material goods, or titles,
or human understanding and intellect,
or by trying to wield our own control over ourselves or others or situations.
Our strength today comes only from the Lord
Who is our strength in weakness.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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