Tag Archives: humility

July 5th-No matter what we are occupied with, it is always right to pause and acknowledge the Lord.

Isaiah 47: 4 Our Redeemer, the LORD of hosts is His name, The Holy One of Israel. In the middle of 3 chapters of a narrative addressing the people, there is a pause for one verse acknowledging the Lord with … Continue reading

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July 2nd-King Hezekiah’s first response to the bad news is to approach the Lord for His help and guidance

Isaiah 371And when King Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth and entered the house of the LORD. King Hezekiah’s first response to the bad news is to approach the Lord for His help and guidance. … Continue reading

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June 28th-notice this is “in that day”, so pride here seems to be separated for a time before the fall

Isaiah 25: 9 And it will be said in that day, “Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us. This is the LORD for whom we have waited; Let us rejoice and be … Continue reading

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June 26th-Our trials and tribulations, which should cause us to turn and run into God’s arms, often have a very different effect.

Isaiah 19: 3 “Then the spirit of the Egyptians will be demoralized within them; And I will confound their strategy, So that they will resort to idols and ghosts of the dead And to mediums and spiritists. Human nature has … Continue reading

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June 25th-This is a simple but tough principle; prayer in a position of pride effectively is no prayer at all.

Isaiah 16: 12 So it will come about when Moab presents himself, When he wearies himself upon his high place And comes to his sanctuary to pray, That he will not prevail. This is a simple but tough principle; prayer … Continue reading

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June 22nd-We must wait on Him, seek His face, and wait yet some more, eagerly seeking His face.

As we wait, as we kneel and pray, will we pray, pray to the point where we “know” the ground on which we kneel? A most interesting thought. Isaiah 8: 17And I will wait for the LORD who is hiding … Continue reading

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June 20th-How often do we act out in life as if we were rebellious “spiritual teenagers”?

Isaiah 3: 3 “An ox knows its owner, And a donkey its master’s manger, But Israel does not know, My people do not understand.” The Lord has given even simple creatures the power of knowledge, to know their master; to … Continue reading

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June 19th- the “optical connection” continues in today’s verses

Song of Solomon 6: 5a “Turn your eyes away from me, For they have confused me; Well, now we have taken yesterday’s non-verbal communication too far. Also part of our culture are expressions such as “What are you looking at?” … Continue reading

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June 5th-Throughout Job’s lamentations, and the criticisms he hears from his friends, are interspersed these rays of hope

Job 17: 9 “Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way, And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger. Throughout Job’s lamentations, and the criticisms he hears from his friends, are interspersed these rays of hope, as … Continue reading

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May 31st- Maintaining our faith through those extremely tough times is a hallmark of our Christian walk.

Job 1: 20Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked I shall return there. The LORD gave and … Continue reading

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