July 24, Reading 2 – Isaiah 41:1-20

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SAA Notes

Verses 9 and 10 contain a most strengthening message for days of sorrow or hardship – “I have chosen you and not cast you off; fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God!”

SJA Notes

* God of love and faithfulness, thank You for Your word today.

“But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend; you whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, …”

What a passage of hope we read today!

God speaks to us as He did to His people back in Isaiah’s time and throughout the ages since then.

God’s choosing and taking and calling was true for God’s people who were in exile in and around the time Isaiah was prophesying.

These were true when they were called out of Egypt to the Promised LAnd.

And they were true for God’s calling of Abraham!

The good news is that for us, today, God’s choosing and taking and calling is true too!

He takes us from all points of the earth, He calls us from the very corners of the world!

Our God calls us, let us answer.

* Mighty God,

Thank You for Your salvation to us.

Please call those around us to You. And may they answer the call.

Amen.

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