Short Reads to Stimulate Long Thoughts

In the Written Word with the Living Word – Isaiah 2

Sunday – August 16, 2015

Isaiah 2 (NASB)

Come, house of Jacob, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.
For You have abandoned Your people, the house of Jacob,
Because they are filled with influences from the east,
And they are soothsayers like the Philistines,
And they strike bargains with the children of foreigners.
Their land has also been filled with silver and gold
And there is no end to their treasures;
Their land has also been filled with horses
And there is no end to their chariots.
Their land has also been filled with idols;
They worship the work of their hands,
That which their fingers have made.
So the common man has been humbled
And the man of importance has been abased,
But do not forgive them.
10 Enter the rock and hide in the dust
From the terror of the Lord and from the splendor of His majesty.
11 The proud look of man will be abased
And the loftiness of man will be humbled,
And the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.

Oh, My people walk with Me. You have been overly influenced with the enticements of the world and the lies of the demonic. Your flesh rules your thinking and practice. You seek Me not for Me but for the houses you desire, for the cars that fascinate you, for the pleasures of the flesh that cause you to drool. You think of Me as your benefactor and respond to Me as though I am in need of you and My blessings are my rewards to you for doing what I cannot do without you.

You stand in need of a reminder that there is a difference between need and want. I don’t need you, I want to involve you in what I am doing and your response is as though I am incomplete without you.

Not to worry, for the day is coming when you will be humbled, your unrecognized pride will be exposed and We will once again enjoy each other as I have planned. Your efforts will be expression of Our Relationship and the gifts will be known as from the Spirit rather than finely honed abilities of the flesh.

Rather than you reaping worldly gain from those We build up and encourage in their fellowship with Me, your reward will be realized in Our Oneness and you will find that your joy is complete without the addition of worldly gain or fleshly pleasures. My joy will once again be your greatest joy!


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