Isaiah 8:12–You are not to say, “It is a conspiracy!” In regard to all that this people call a conspiracy, and you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it.
It can be easy to get caught up in the panic and fear that others display when speaking about the situations around us or of the government. Isaiah’s time was no different. However, God told him that he was to not respond to the situations the same way as everyone else. He is to be in fear of the Lord, nothing else. We must stay focused on God and not allow others to distract us with fear.
Lord, looking at the government or even the popular news stories of the day, fear and corruptions appear to be everywhere. Thank You for being constant in all things and for directing us back to You, the author and perfector of my faith.
Christian Devotional – June 30, 2012
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