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    Christian Devotional – May 5, 2020

    The Message – #26 Our mental focus is what keeps us on track. What we think about and how we direct those thoughts is a huge factor in all that we do. God is constant and because of that, we can be constant, too. Read Isaiah chapter 26. Our focus is on verse 3. “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.Isaiah 26:3 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.26.3.NASB We can be focused on God. He never changes and as a result, we can be constant because He is constant. Are we allowing our thoughts to be twisted and turned from one thing to the next? God is…

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    Christian Devotional – May 4, 2020

    The Message – #25 God’s plans. Never doubt for a second that God has a plan. God always has a plan. They were created long ago and they were made in perfect faithfulness. Read this amazing chapter of praise in Isaiah chapter 25. Check out verse one. O Lord , You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.Isaiah 25:1 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.25.1.NASB We can praise God. We can praise him because he’s done amazing and wonderful things. We are to lift him up and exalt him in everything and everywhere. Why? Because he…

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    Christian Devotional – May 3, 2020

    The Message – #24 Glorify God. Ultimately, the message of Isaiah is one of glorifying God, even through everything that the Lord allows us to go through. Read Isaiah chapter 24 and focus on verse 15. Therefore glorify the Lord in the east, The name of the Lord , the God of Israel, In the coastlands of the sea.Isaiah 24:15 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.24.15.NASB The entire chapter speaks about the judgment of God on the people and through all this, we see them praising God. We can praise God in any circumstance, but one main key to this is that if we aren’t praising God already, then God will bring us back to…

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    Christian Devotional – May 2, 2020

    The Message – #23 The Lord does plan the downfall of the prideful. Look through Isaiah chapter 23 and focus on verse 9 tonight. The Lord of hosts has planned it, to defile the pride of all beauty, To despise all the honored of the earth.Isaiah 23:9 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.23.9.NASB Are we prideful? Do we assume that we are better than others for whatever reason? It’s interesting to see how quickly we can become prideful and that is exactly what the people of Tyre were experiencing. They had becone prideful and as a result, God planned their downfall. Are we being prideful in anything we do? God will not have that and…

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    Christian Devotional – May 1, 2020

    The Message – #22 What makes a good defense? The best defense is sitting safely in the will of God. However, the people had decided they didn’t want to do that. Read Isaiah chapter 22 and focus on verse 8. And He removed the defense of Judah. In that day you depended on the weapons of the house of the forest,Isaiah 22:8 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.22.8.NASB When God is our defense, we can rest assured that nothing is going to be able to reach us. However, if we are going to trust in ourselves, then God may allow us to do that. In this case, he removed his defense of the people and…

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    Christian Devotional – April 30, 2020

    The Message – #21 Judgment has come. For Babylon, the people have been serving and worshipping other gods for so long that God is now telling Isaiah that they are going to be judged and will fall. Reading chapter 21 of Isaiah we see this, especially as we focus on verse 9. “Now behold, here comes a troop of riders, horsemen in pairs.” And one said, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon; And all the images of her gods are shattered on the ground.”Isaiah 21:9 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.21.9.NASB God is the one who causes the destruction of Babylon. The watchman sees that there is destruction. He sees the people that will fall because they…

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    Christian Devotional – April 29, 2020

    The Message – #20 What do we place our hope in? What do we boast in? For the people of Egypt, it was in themselves, but that wasn’t going to work out very well. Read Isaiah chapter 20. In the year that the commander came to Ashdod, when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him and he fought against Ashdod and captured it, at that time the Lord spoke through Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go and loosen the sackcloth from your hips and take your shoes off your feet.” And he did so, going naked and barefoot. And the Lord said, “Even as My servant Isaiah has gone…

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    Christian Devotional – April 28, 2020

    The Message – #19 The goal is repentance. Everything that God allows and brings into our path is for the purpose of bringing us closer to Him. Read Isaiah chapter 19, focusing on verse 22. The Lord will strike Egypt, striking but healing; so they will return to the Lord, and He will respond to them and will heal them.Isaiah 19:22 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.19.22.NASB As he has been talking about Egypt, we read about the judgement that God is going to bring on them, yet then we get to verse 22 and we see the whole reason for it. God is seeking their repentance. God is allowing them to get to the…

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    Christian Devotional – April 27, 2020

    The Message – #18 It’s not just the people of Israel who will worship this Lord. Here in chapter 18 of Isaiah, we see the people of Ethiopia coming and bringing their worship to the Lord. Focus on verse 7. At that time a gift of homage will be brought to the Lord of hosts From a people tall and smooth, Even from a people feared far and wide, A powerful and oppressive nation, Whose land the rivers divide- To the place of the name of the Lord of hosts, even Mount Zion.Isaiah 18:7 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.18.7.NASB All the people of the earth will acknowledge and worship God. He calls all of…

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    Christian Devotional – April 26, 2020

    The Message – #17 Forgetful. The people had forgotten what God had done for them. Read Isaiah chapter 17 and focus on verse 10. For you have forgotten the God of your salvation And have not remembered the rock of your refuge. Therefore you plant delightful plants And set them with vine slips of a strange god.Isaiah 17:10 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.17.10.NASB God had done amazing things for them, the people of Damascus. However, they had forgotten God. The things that they were doing they weren’t doing to God. They were not trying to please him and they were not trying to worship and exalt him. Do we recognize all that God has…