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Friday, November 25, 2011

11/26/11 Isaiah 30 Waiting on God

 8 Go now, write it on a tablet for them, inscribe it on a scroll, that for the days to come it may be an everlasting witness. 9 For these are rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to listen to the LORD’s instruction. 10 They say to the seers,  “See no more visions!” and to the prophets,
“Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions. 11 Leave this way,
get off this path, and stop confronting us with the Holy One of Israel!”
15 This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. 16 You said, ‘No, we will flee on horses.’ Therefore you will flee! You said, ‘We will ride off on swift horses.’ Therefore your pursuers will be swift! 17 A thousand will flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee away, till you are left like a flagstaff on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill.” 18 Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him! (Isaiah 30: 8-11, 15-18)

Thoughts: The people only wanted to hear words of comfort.  They wanted to be comfortable in their sinning and comfortable right now.  This is the way of many in America today.  But the way of peace is to wait on God.  They have thought they could run away from their problems, isolating themselves more and more (like a flag alone on a hill).  But God says that they will be found out.  On the other hand, God longs to be kind to them- but they must learn to be patient and wait believingly on Him. 

Prayer: Forgive our impatience and our desire to fix every problem now. Give us grace to wait on your deliverance.

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