Daily Bible Study

@just4him (113467)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
August 30, 2017 4:08am CST
Day 10 Isaiah 10 10:1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; 2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless! 3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? And where will ye leave your glory? 4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. 5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. 6 I will send him against a hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. 7 Howbeit he means not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few. 8 For he said, Are not my princes altogether kings? 9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? Is not Hamath as Arpad? Is not Samaria as Damascus? 10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria; 11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols? 12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks. 13 For he said, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man: 14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathers eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped. 15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that hews therewith? Or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shakes it? As if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood. 16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire. 17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day; 18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standard bearer faints. 19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them. 20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. 21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. 22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness. 23 For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land. 24 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwell in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt. 25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction. 26 And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt. 27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. 28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages: 29 They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled. 30 Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth. 31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee. 32 As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall shake his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem. 33 Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down, and the haughty shall be humbled. 34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one. There is a moment when all chaos in your life ends. You not only see the light at the end of the tunnel, you are standing in the light, and it feels good to have everything calm in your life once more. In the word God gave Isaiah, he promised that he would vindicate his people for the trouble they saw from Assyria, who waged war against them, and took them into exile. God would bring justice for Israel, and he would bring a remnant of Israel back to their homeland, and that remnant would acknowledge he is LORD, the Holy One of Israel. As Christians, Satan brings trouble to your life. His purpose is to destroy your faith in God, to lead you away from him with the pleasures of this world. However, if you hold strong to your faith, God will come against him, as he promised to do because you are his child. It isn’t just the pleasures of this world that will lead you astray, but sickness, disease, trouble in your marriages, trouble with your children, anything Satan can do to take your eyes off God, will bring him victory. However, don’t let Satan claim any victory over you. Hold fast to your faith in God, trust him to carry you, to lead you, to sustain you in his strength, because yours is depleted. Let God be your refuge, your rock you cling to, and Satan will slither away like the snake he is, defeated. Because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. Let’s pray: Father, you are my rock, my shield, my strength, my refuge from the storms of this life. Help me stand firm in you when Satan comes against me to destroy my faith in you. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 30 August 2017 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@prashu228 (25820)
• India
30 Aug
Yes he is our strength and everything
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@just4him (113467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Aug
Yes he is.
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@kobesbuddy (44042)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Aug
@just4him Yes, he is all we need, to victor over sin and the grave! In our weakness, his strength is made perfect:) Thanks, for words of encouragement! Wherever we are looking, that's the direction we will be heading in. Troubles or even fame or fortune, shouldn't divert our singleness of vision, on Christ Jesus, alone!
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@just4him (113467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Aug
You're welcome. I'm glad the study blessed you.
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@kobesbuddy (44042)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Aug
@just4him God doesn't put up with anything, when it comes to his beloved people!:)
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@just4him (113467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Aug
@kobesbuddy No he doesn't.
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@Tracy04 (10527)
• Malaysia
1 Sep
God is my all in all
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@just4him (113467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Sep
That's awesome!