Daily Bible Study

@just4him (110331)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
September 4, 2017 8:53am CST
Day 15 Isaiah 17 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. 3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, says the LORD of hosts. 4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean. 5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathers the corn, and reaps the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathers ears in the valley of Rephaim. 6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, says the LORD God of Israel. 7 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. 8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images. 9 In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation. 10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips: 11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow. 12 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters! 13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind. 14 And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us. We all have people in our lives we don’t get along with. No matter what we try to do, that person will always be your enemy. They will never say a kind word about you, and will always find fault with everything you say and do. God has enemies. His enemies are all those who reject him as God and his Son, Jesus, as Savior and Lord. One of God’s enemies is Syria. Syria has a long-standing hatred of Israel. Damascus is the capital of Syria, and the most known city of Syria. In that day – what day? The last days, when God brings judgment against all those who rejected him. Is Syria without hope? God says a remnant of Syria will be as the glory of Israel. God always has a remnant. There is always hope in the middle of judgment. That remnant will know their Maker and will respect the Holy One of Israel. They will forsake the work of their hands and the groves and idols they made. Syria is made up of three religions: Islam 87%, Christianity 10%, and Druzism 3%. As you can see, right now there is a remnant in Syria who have placed their hope, their salvation in Jesus Christ. As Christians, you know your hope and salvation lie with Jesus Christ. You know he will take care of you, and you know you have no fear of the Judgment. However, that is not the case with everyone. Why are we sitting on the edge of the last days, but have not gotten there yet? God doesn’t want anyone to perish. He wants everyone to come to repentance and accept his Son, Jesus, as Savior and Lord. There is always hope, which is why we are not in the last days yet, but the day is drawing close when Judgment Day will no longer be denied, and everyone who rejected God and Jesus Christ, will stand before God’s judgment seat, and will be condemned to Hell. Not because God wants to send them there, but because they refused to acknowledge him as God, and Jesus as their savior. Have you given your life to God and Jesus Christ, his Son? If so, you have no fear of God’s judgment. If not, there is still time for you to decide to take a stand for God and accept him and Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. Let’s pray: Father, your judgment is drawing near, and many people don’t know you. Help me be a witness for you, as you draw the hearts and minds of the people to you. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 4 September 2017 by Valerie Routhieaux Information verified by Wikipedia Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@carebear29 (28395)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
5 Sep
amen
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@just4him (110331)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Sep
I'm glad the study blessed you.
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@carebear29 (28395)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
6 Sep
@just4him always
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• Philippines
4 Sep
Thank you for sharing. Amen to the Lord.
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@just4him (110331)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Sep
You're welcome. I'm glad you were blessed.
@prashu228 (25810)
• India
4 Sep
Amen
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@just4him (110331)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Sep
I'm glad the study blessed you.
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@kobesbuddy (41131)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Sep
@just4him Jesus Christ will soon appear in the clouds, along with all his saints. Hopefully, many more will come to know him as Lord, before that final day! Thanks, for another excellent Bible Study
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@just4him (110331)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Sep
Yes he will and I hope it is soon, but we're not there yet. Getting close though. Thank you.
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@kobesbuddy (41131)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Sep
@just4him You're welcome Valerie, have a beautiful day!
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@just4him (110331)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Sep
@kobesbuddy It was a very good day, thank you.
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