Saturday, September 05, 2015

Devotional Thought : Isaiah 25:3

Therefore strong peoples will honor you; cities of ruthless nations will revere you. Isaiah 25:3

There are those who value being strong and think Christianity is only for the weak, timid, cowardly but here we see strong peoples honouring and revering God. God is seen for who he is more powerful than any nation or people group.

God speaks through culture – whatever values are important in a particularly culture or people group – God proves he is greater and higher than whatever is valued.

There are those who value perfection and order. God is the master of a highly organized universe. Night follows day, summer follows spring, the stars follow such set patterns astronomers can predict their paths years in advance.

There are those who value being helpful. God could not have helped humanity more—he sent his own Son to save them from the devastation of sin.

There are those who value success. When we read the promises of the prophets and the book of Revelation we realize that God will successfully establish his kingdom.

There are those who value individuality. Again and again the Psalmist tells us that there is "none like you". Our God is unique.

There are those who value knowledge and learning. God is omniscience. His understanding has no limits.

There are those who value loyalty and faithfulness. God made a covenant with his people and though his people have often rebelled, he has not broken his promise.

There are those who value pleasure and happiness so does God but he knows we can never be truly happy without being holy.

There are those who value peace. God is the author of peace and freely gives it to those who will trust him with their lives.

Whatever we value, God proves he is greater and higher.

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