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    Christian Devotional – May 10, 2020

    The Message – #30 “Just tell us what we want to hear.” That’s what the people told the prophets in that time. Isaiah heard it. Others heard it. And God heard it. Read Isaiah chapter 30, with a focus on verse 10. Who say to the seers, “You must not see visions “; And to the prophets, “You must not prophesy to us what is right, Speak to us pleasant words, Prophesy illusions.Isaiah 30:10 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.30.10.NASB Isaiah was getting on to the people for wanting to have their ears tickled. They didn’t want the truth, they just wanted to hear nice and pleasant words that made them feel good and affirmed…

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    Christian Devotional – May 8, 2020

    The Message – #29 Do your actions and your desires match? Isaiah knew that they didn’t for the people. Read Isaiah chapter 29 amd focus on verse 13. Then the Lord said, “Because this people draw near with their words And honor Me with their lip service, But they remove their hearts far from Me, And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote,Isaiah 29:13 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.29.13.NASB The people were saying all the right things and doing all the right things, but their hearts were not on the same page. They didn’t believe what they were saying or doing. Do our words and actions match up? Do our hearts…

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    Christian Devotional – May 7, 2020

    The Message – #28 There is a cornerstone. Now, how you interact with the cornerstone is determined by your actions. Read Isaiah chapter 28. Our focus is on verse 16. Therefore thus says the Lord God , “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.Isaiah 28:16 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.28.16.NASB As you can see, God shares that he will establish a cornerstone that will be the benchmark for all. Interestingly, we see in scripture a couple of different ways that people will interact with this cornerstone. Either they will use it as the…

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    Christian Devotional – May 6, 2020

    The Message – #27 The Lord is more powerful than anything. Read Isaiah chapter 27. Today we are focusing on verse 5. “Or let him rely on My protection, Let him make peace with Me, Let him make peace with Me.”Isaiah 27:5 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.27.5.NASB God is our ultimate protection. He is the one who is over all and who can bring us through everything. However, we are not just automatically under his protection. Because of our sin, we’re not in a right relationship with God. We must make peace with God. This was the message Isaiah was bringing to the people then, and it’s the same message that we need today.…

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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…