Saturday Oct 31. 2015 – QT
Isaiah 13 (NASB)
14 And it will be that like a hunted gazelle,
Or like sheep with none to gather them,
They will each turn to his own people,
And each one flee to his own land.
15 Anyone who is found will be thrust through,
And anyone who is captured will fall by the sword.
16 Their little ones also will be dashed to pieces
Before their eyes;
Their houses will be plundered
And their wives ravished.
17 Behold, I am going to stir up the Medes against them,
Who will not value silver or take pleasure in gold.
18 And their bows will mow down the young men,
They will not even have compassion on the fruit of the womb,
Nor will their eye pity children.
19 And Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, the glory of the Chaldeans’ pride,
Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
20 It will never be inhabited or lived in from generation to generation;
Nor will the Arab pitch his tent there,
Nor will shepherds make their flocks lie down there.
21 But desert creatures will lie down there,
And their houses will be full of owls;
Ostriches also will live there, and shaggy goats will frolic there.
22 Hyenas will howl in their fortified towers
And jackals in their luxurious palaces.
Her fateful time also will soon come
And her days will not be prolonged.
Father, not only will Your anger be vented against Your people but those who are raised up to punish will also be judged for their cruelty and their arrogance as displayed in their ignoring and their rejection of You.
Father, it seems to me that fearing You incorporates admiration, respect and awe along with the knowledge that You are to be recognized as One Who blesses with physical life as well eternal life. You and You alone posses the power to give us the choice of choosing You or rejecting You and You alone govern the consequences of either choice.
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Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted.
Father, You most certainly, are The One I need to fear.