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Your Teacher Will No Longer Hide

December 12, 2018


Your Teacher Will No Longer Hide

There’s something very righteous  about the LORD God,  our Savior.     He will not push Himself  on us.     He is always nearby — even when we are sinning  big time.     He is always giving us inklings  of His grace and mercy  that are freely available to us,  as a reminder  of His faithful love — but,  He does not force an unwilling person  to trust and believe  in His salvation  through Jesus Christ.

Even though we might have gotten entangled  in some really gross sin,  God’s eternal word  in  James 4:8  is a promise being held out  to every one of us.     It says,

Draw near to God  and He will draw near  to you.

 The Israelites experienced this truth  during the time  of Isaiah’s preaching.     They had been sickeningly rebellious  in living like idol worshipers.     When they heard  Isaiah’s preaching and warning,  they stubbornly tried  to run away from God  so they could do things  their way.     They told God’s prophets  to basically  shut up their mouths.     They were tired  of hearing preachers  tell them  how to live.

In spite of their rebellion,  God still longed  to be gracious  and merciful to them.     So,  to discipline them  in love,  the LORD caused  all the idolatrous things they loved  to fall apart.     Instead of finding satisfaction  in their rebellious ways,  they found fears  and disasters.     As their enemies hotly pursued them,  God quietly reminded them  of His faithful love.

God had refused  to answer their prayers  when they insisted  on following idolatrous  and worldly ways.     But,  when they drew near  to God,  God was willing  to draw near  to them.     That is when Isaiah 30:20-21  promised,

Although the Lord has given you bread of privation  and water of oppression,  He,  your Teacher,  will no longer hide Himself,  but your eyes  will behold your Teacher.     And your ears  will hear a word  behind you,  “This is the way,  walk in it.” 

Over all these years,  God has not changed.    He is still  “the same yesterday  and today,  yes and forever.”     (Hebrews 13:8)     When the Israelites turned back  to God,  our heavenly Father gladly showed them the way  to safety  in His arms.

When we have sinned  and want to turn back to God  for forgiveness  and help,  the same promise stands  for us.     We need  to be strengthened  in this truth,  so that we may be nurtured  in the love of God.     That is why Jesus promises us  in John 16:13,

But when He,  the Spirit of truth,  comes,  He will guide you  into all the truth.

We need the truth  of God’s love  and salvation  in Christ Jesus.     We cannot live  without this truth.     Let us not run away  from the truth,  but, let us embrace the truth  and find our peace  in the love of God.

Then we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  You have promised  to guide and keep us  when we turn to You.     Let us not be afraid  of turning to You.     Our guilt makes us fearful,  but,  Your love is overflowing  with promises  of forgiveness and guidance.     Strengthen us  to rightly turn back  to You.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


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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