Consulting the Lord

RE Verse reading–Isaiah 30:1-17, 31:1 (day one)  “Woe to the obstinate children. . .who go down to Egypt without consulting me”  (vs 1-2)  One of my favorite King David stories is found in 2 Samuel 5.  After he was proclaimed king, David was attacked by the Philistine army.  His spiritual wisdom was to inquire of the Lord. (vs 19)  Following the Lord’s instruction, the armies of Israel were successful in battle.  Weeks later, the Philistines attacked again.  David inquired of the Lord again. (vs 23) This time the answer was different but the outcome the same. In Isaiah’s day, the nation Judah had lost the wisdom of their ancestor–the commitment and patience to wait on the Lord.  Trusting their own solutions, they were defeated and ruined.  How foolish they were to not consult with the Lord!  “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God who gives to all men generously. . .and it will be given to him.  But let him ask in faith. . .”  (James 1:5-6)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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