The Lord, Our Firm Foundation

” The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness, and he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is Zion’s treasure.” Isaiah 33:5-6 (ESV)

Over the past few days we have looked at the Lord’s plan for repentance, resulting from a period of discipline. We have seen our need to emulate Him in how we forgive and to destroy those things that cause us to take our eyes off of Him and His greater purposes for the nations. Today, we see how the Lord provides stability for us in the midst of His discipline. While we are being disciplined for the sin in our life, we may feel injustice or self-pity, but we must remember that there is purpose in discipline. Sometimes the covenant people of God must face instability in the physical world to remember God’s ultimate control, thereby finding stability in Him alone.

When instability comes in your life, where do you turn? Do you turn to the Lord and cry out for His salvation, or do you blame Him for every allowing such discomfort in your life? In the midst of spiritual pain or loss, first ask the cause of this discomfort. Is this the enemy at work in order to discourage you from something the Lord has clearly called you to, or is this a consequence from persistent sin or disobedience in your life? If the former, run to the Lord and seek His grace to press forward in obedience. If the latter, seek the Lord’s revelation in your life to know what needs to be removed. In either case, remember that the Lord is our foundation and the place we should run toward in every circumstance.

Chronological Bible Reading Plan: (Day 204:  Isaiah 31-34)

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Associate Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
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Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 1:00 am
Category Consequences, Isaiah, Stronghold.
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