Isaiah 26: Content in God alone.

Because of the importance of Israel and its people, and my personal love for The Land, I’m inviting you to join me through the key Old Testament book of Isaiah.  Each day I’m posting some simple thoughts about this complex prophet.

Isaiah 26. Today’s passages are filled with great promises!

“The Lord gives perfect peace to those whose faith is firm. So always trust the Lord because he is forever our mighty rock.” (v3‭-‬4, CEV).

You see that? “Perfect peace.” Ah… “Mighty Rock!”

Then there’s this encouraging word to persevere:

“People with their minds set on You, You keep completely whole, steady on their feet, because they keep at it and don’t quit. Depend on God and keep at it because in the LORD God you have a sure thing.” (v4-5, MSG).

Two times he says “keep at it.” We must keep our minds set on God and our eyes fixed on Jesus (Hebrews 12:2). How many misunderstandings would we avoid if we kept our minds on the things that matter most to God instead of those things that matter most to us?

For those facing trials, there’s this:

“Our LORD, you always do right, and you make the path smooth for those who obey you. You are the one we trust to bring about justice; above all else we want your name to be honored.” (v7‭-‬8, CEV).

Finally, can this be our prayer?

“Who You are and what You’ve done are all we’ll ever want.” (v8, MSG).

Can we be content in God alone? I believe when we seek Him with all our heart, we’ll always find His peace. Even today.

Here’s what Paul says in Philippians about being content with the physical things we own. As you read this, think also about being fulfilled spiritually in God alone.

“I am not complaining about having too little. I have learned to be satisfied with whatever I have. I know what it is to be poor or to have plenty, and I have lived under all kinds of conditions. I know what it means to be full or to be hungry, to have too much or too little.  Christ gives me the strength to face anything.” (Philippians 4:11-13, CEV).

There’s true peace in being content in God alone. “Who You are and what You’ve done are all we’ll ever want.” (v8, MSG).

 

If you’re new to this journey through Isaiah, you can start here.

(c) 2020. Rich Ronald.

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