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Be Shattered

June 24, 2015

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Post 2012 01 09 Law

Be Shattered

When Assyria  was about  to overtake Israel,  the people absolutely refused  to listen  to Isaiah’s warnings.     Instead of heeding Isaiah’s warnings,  the Israelites felt  that he was a traitor  because he was preaching  the opposite  of Judah’s national policies.     So,  in his warning  for repentance,  Isaiah 8:9-15 declares,

“Be broken,  O peoples,  and be shattered;
And give ear,  all remote places  of the earth.
Gird yourselves,  yet be shattered;
Gird yourselves,  yet be shattered.
Devise a plan,  but it will be thwarted;
State a proposal,  but it will not stand,
For God  is with us.”      

For thus  the LORD spoke  to me  with mighty power  and instructed me not  to walk  in the way  of this people,  saying,
“You are not  to say,  ‘It is a conspiracy!’
In regard  to all that this people call a conspiracy,
And you are not  to fear  what they fear  or be  in dread  of it.
It is the LORD  of hosts  whom you should regard  as holy.
And He shall be  your fear,
And He shall be  your dread.
Then  He shall become  a sanctuary;
But  to both the houses  of Israel,  a stone  to strike  and a rock  to stumble over,
And a snare  and a trap  for the inhabitants  of Jerusalem.
Many  will stumble  over them,
Then they will fall  and be broken;
They will even  be snared  and caught.”

This is a dire warning  to trust only  in the LORD  for our salvation.     It is senseless  to trust  in our own strength  or the strength  of our government.     Instead,  we need  to be repentant  and change our sinful ways  —  “be shattered”.

All of our imaginations  about what is going on  in this world  are useless.     “It is the LORD  of hosts  whom you should regard  as holy.”     When we love  and respect  the LORD,  He will care for us.     If we don’t respect  the LORD,  our lack of respect  makes His salvation into  “a stone  to strike  and a rock  to stumble over,  and a snare and a trap”.

When we love  and trust  the LORD  He becomes our shelter,  and we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for being  our sanctuary.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

 

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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