Daily Archives: May 9, 2018
In April and May, we are reading through the book of the prophet Isaiah. Its major themes are judgment, comfort, and hope, applicable to Jerusalem then in the 8th century B.C. and to us now. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
Gods of Babylon
Bel bows down, Nebo stoops low;
Creator vs. Created | Marianne Toovey
Our God is the One True God. Not made by our hands, not conceived of in our minds. He is the Creator of the universe and everything in it. He chose us even before we were born. He alone can save us, so we should put our faith and trust in Him instead of in things of the earth. Have faith in the Creator, not the creation.
I’ve never questioned God’s existence or prayed to anyone (or anything) other than Him like the people God’s talking to in this chapter. But I am guilty of putting my faith and trust in others over Him. Unless someone has repeatedly proven they can’t be trusted, I have no problem whatsoever putting my faith in the promises of friends and family. But when it comes to asking God for something, I struggle with the faith that He’ll come through for me. Why can I trust people so much more easily? Sinful man is bound to let me down, while Perfect God will never leave me or forsake me. I need a perspective change so that I’m putting my faith and trust in God first and foremost.
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I want to trust You as easily as I trust the people You’ve put in my life. Help me readjust my focus to build a stronger relationship with You, and to trust You that everything else will fall into place according to Your will as a result. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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