It’s easy for a child of God to live like a child of the world, thinking because everyone’s doing it, it’s right. A wise person chooses to follow God’s way, even when it means standing alone.
“We want a king like the other nations!” The nation of Israel turns its back on God's leadership and calls for a king to be chosen from among them. But following God's direction, the Prophet Samuel makes an unlikely choices—a man whose last job was rounding up wild donkeys!
Your Bible reading will be transformed if in your time with the Lord daily you personalize the passage of Scripture. Memorizing, mixed with personalizing, will enable you to analyze.
In Isaiah 40:3-5, Isaiah painted a grand mural of God’s glorious coming to earth. The word picture of God’s glory—His kabod—is vivid in Hebrew. In some contexts, this word means “to be heavy, weighty.” God is heavy with splendour and magnificence.
In contrast, man’s greatness is as insubstantial as a blade of grass that withers “when the breath of the Lord blows upon it” (Isaiah 40:7). Yet, how tempting it is to claim the credit ourselves for the mighty works God does in and around us.
Those who God saves by His grace need to look out for those who haven’t yet come to the Saviour. Don’t make it hard for others by insulting those who aren’t living the life you would like them to live.
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