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    Christian Devotional – May 23, 2020

    The Message – #42 God is worthy of our praise. Read Isaiah chapter 42 and focus on verse 8. “I am the Lord , that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images.Isaiah 42:8 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.42.8.NASB God is due glory and he is jealous and doesn’t share. He doesn’t have to. No one and no thing is worthy of the glory that God is due. Are we giving God his glory or are we trying to take some for ourselves? Or, are we giving glory to something else besides God? He is worthy and He doesn’t share. If we put something else…

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    Christian Devotional – May 22, 2020

    The Message – #41 He is with us. Read Isaiah chapter 41 and focus on verse 10. ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’Isaiah 41:10 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.41.10.NASB I can’t tell you the number of times I have used this verse as an encouragement and a reminder that God is in control and that He has everything we need to be successful and obedient to Him. He will strengthen us. He will help us. He will uphold us with his righteous…

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    Christian Devotional – May 21, 2020

    The Message – #40 Wait for the Lord. No one really likes waiting very much. We want what we want, and we want it now. However, for those who are willing to be content and rest in Him, there is great reward. Read Isaiah chapter 40, focusing on verse 31. Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.Isaiah 40:31 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.40.31.NASB If we will wait on Him, we will find strength. We will be able to fly when we need to, run when we need to,…

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    Christian Devotional – May 20, 2020

    The Message – #39 It’s not going to impact me. How often are we only focused on the consequences that directly impact us? Are we worried about how our actions will impact others? Read Isaiah chapter 39 and focus on verses 6 and 8. ‘Behold, the days are coming when all that is in your house and all that your fathers have laid up in store to this day will be carried to Babylon; nothing will be left,’ says the Lord . Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The word of the Lord which you have spoken is good.” For he thought, “For there will be peace and truth in my…

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    Christian Devotional – May 19, 2020

    The Message – #38 The living are to praise God. Read Isaiah chapter 38 and focus on verse 19. “It is the living who give thanks to You, as I do today; A father tells his sons about Your faithfulness.Isaiah 38:19 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.38.19.NASB Hezekiah has become ill. He is so ill, in fact, that God tells him that he is going to die. Hezekiah then prays to God and begs God to heal him and because of his prayer, God makes the decision to allow him to live another 15 years. In response to this, Hezekiah writes the rest of this chapter explaining his praise to God. He reminds everyone that…

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    Christian Devotional – May 18, 2020

    The Message – #37 Our defense. Israel was in trouble. They were surrounded and going to be attacked. They were crying out to God to save them. In Isaiah chapter 37, we see their prayer and God’s response. ‘For I will defend this city to save it for My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.'”Isaiah 37:35 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.37.35.NASB God will defend the city. Because of who God is and because of who the people were and who David was, God is going to defend them. They didn’t have to worry about defending themselves. Those who were attacking were saying negative things about God. So God was going to defend…

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    Christian Devotional – May 17, 2020

    The Message – #36 Who do we rely on? When we make decisions, what is the basis and foundation of those decisions? Isaiah now shares a story telling of Hezekiah and his rebellion from Assyria. Read Isaiah chapter 36, focus on verse 5. I say, ‘Your counsel and strength for the war are only empty words.’ Now on whom do you rely, that you have rebelled against me?Isaiah 36:5 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.36.5.NASB Hezekiah has rebelled and now the enemy is coming to “get him back in line.” He taunts him, wanting to know what he is trusting in that gave him the courage to rebel. What is the foundation for the decisions…

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    Christian Devotional – May 16, 2020

    The Message – #35 Encouragement. We all need a pick up from time to time. That can be difficult living in this sinful world, even when we know the truth of who God is and what God has done. Read Isaiah chapter 36. This chapter is an encouragement to all of us who need to know that God will be victorious in the end. Our focus is on verse 3. Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble.Isaiah 35:3 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.35.3.NASB God knows that we get exhausted sometimes. God knows that we are feeble creatures. Because of this, God gave this message to Isaiah to share with us. When you read verse…

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    Christian Devotional – May 15, 2020

    The Message – #34 It’s coming. There will be a day when God’s judgement will fall. Read Isaiah chapter 34, focus on verse 8. For the Lord has a day of vengeance, A year of recompense for the cause of Zion.Isaiah 34:8 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.34.8.NASB Make no mistake, God knows and God sees all the injustices and the sins and difficulties in this world. There will come a time when everyone will have to pay for what they have done. God extends that out to allow people the opportunity to repent and to come to him for mercy. But, that won’t last forever. Because of God’s mercy, we can know his forgiveness…

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    Christian Devotional – May 14, 2020

    The Message – #33 The Lord is everything. As we look at Isaiah chapter 33, we are going to focus on verse 22. For the Lord is our judge, The Lord is our lawgiver, The Lord is our king; He will save us-Isaiah 33:22 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.33.22.NASB The Lord is everything to us and as we go through life, we see that all we do is for Him. He is the one who gives us guidance and sets standards for our lives. He enforces those standards and He is ultimately the One that we will answer to. Are we seeking Him and following His standards for our life?