May 10 – Isaiah
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!
The Fall of Babylon
47 “Go down, sit in the dust,
You Give Wisdom and Knowledge | Becky Newman
Isaiah 47 is addressed to Babylon. It shows that God is just and gives a behind-the-scenes look into people who don’t acknowledge and trust in God. God is not absent in their lives; He is being ignored. When God is ignored, we embrace independence — human wisdom, human knowledge, and along with that comes human wickedness as Satan jumps at the chance to lead us away from God.
You are always there; You always see me. It’s up to me to choose to acknowledge You or not. If I acknowledge You as the Lord Almighty, I must put my trust in You and depend fully on You. If I don’t, then I’m on this slippery slope to Babylon, trusting myself which will lead me astray. Particularly in the next few months, as I head back to work and spend more of my time in a field that generally thinks it’s devoid of You, I need to remember always that all wisdom and knowledge come from You. There is not a moment of my day that You aren’t present.
Lord, may I always remember You as the source of all wisdom and knowledge, and always acknowledge Your presence in this world.
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