July 16, Reading 2 – Isaiah 30

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SAA Notes

Jesus spoke strong words like these in the Sermon on the Mount. We are to be doers of the words of Christ as well as hearers.

SJA Notes

* Faithful Holy God, please show us Your wisdom today from Your word.

“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.”

What a wonderful promise here of God’s word leading us. His active direction and help in our lives!

What is quite interesting as well is the bigger picture that God points to.

This passage and all of Isaiah is about God’s people having rejected Him. They have taken up man-made idols and their false gods, putting their faith in created things rather than the Creator.

We read in the previous chapter, Isaiah 29, what God thinks of this,

“You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker, ‘He did not make me’; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, ‘He has no understanding’?”

God promises to give us direction and hope, something idols cannot do.

God delivers on His promises, He is FAITHFUL and TRUE.

Why would we try and listen to created things, including humans, when we have the words of the One who created ALL THINGS!

* Creator God,

You are the sustainer of all things, giver of life – Thank You for Your mercy and grace to us!

Thank You for this promise we read today, that You will direct our steps, make sure our paths.

Please help us to be a people that seek Your wisdom and listen only to You, forsaking all idolatry.

Amen.

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