In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.” Isaiah 25:9
There are times when it is difficult to see the end. The trials and challenges in life appear to overcome and be a looming mountain in front of a person with no way out or around.
Many in the world will often give up and quit the path they are on when they see too large of a mountain in front of them. They cannot see any way to get past the mountain. It is during those times that they have lost trust in what they believe in and quit.
Isaiah had been prophesying of how there would come a lot of destruction throughout the world. Now he points out that those who believe in God will hold on to their trust in God and see that He does save them in the end. They will be able to rejoice because of His salvation.
Every believer must walk a path of trust. There will be major mountains in their path, with no apparent way to get over or around them. It will appear as if God has abandoned them.
Yet, this is not true. God is still there in the midst of the troubles. One has to trust in Him during those difficult times, because God has promised to save and will do so in His time.
There will come a day when that mountain will be removed. It may be in this life or in heaven, but it will be removed. At that time, the believer can rejoice because he trusted God and God proved Himself faithful.
As you are going through this life, you will meet some major mountains. Hold on to your trust in God and remember His promises. Be ready to rejoice in the salvation that He provides.
God will save you from things in this earth and from condemnation for eternity when you trust Him. Do not give up in trusting in His word and His promises.
During this time you are saved and are being saved daily. Don’t give up and lose hope. Rejoice today because you know that you will be saved from all troubles in the end. Rejoice when you see God’s hand at work in your life.
In the end God will provide salvation.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the hope you have in Jesus; that you will trust God through every situation; and that you will see God’s salvation in your life.
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our ‘God is a consuming fire’. Hebrews 12:28-29
Just before this verse the author talks about Mount Zion in the Old Testament. When God came down to meet with Moses on the mountain, the whole mountain was on fire. Along with the fire there was thunder and lightning and the ground was shaking. None of the people were allowed to even touch the mountain during that time. Even Moses had trembled with fear of going before God. He knew that God was a Holy God and a consuming fire.
How is God a consuming fire? He burns up sin. He is against all who sin against Him. God will burn out impurities and immoralities in your life. God has not changed, He is still a consuming fire. The difference is that now you are coming to a heavenly kingdom that cannot be shaken like the mountain was.
In the Old Testament, Moses was invited by God to see Him on a physical mountain. That mountain was temporary. Today you are invited by God to see Him at His throne in heaven. Heaven is not physical and cannot be shaken. Now you are invited into a greater place. With this in mind the author tells you to be thankful and worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.
What are you to be thankful for? You must be thankful that God is accepting you; that He is calling you to be with Him; and that He loves you. With all of this you must worship Him with a grateful heart. Your worship must recognize that God is the ultimate number one king of all the universe. Your worship must not be just something you do, only going through the motions. It must be on purpose because God deserves it. It must be focused on God and on Him alone. Worship must be done with a certain amount of fear, because God is Holy and a consuming fire and He has all rights to destroy you for the sins you have done.
Today you can go before God directly because of Jesus. Jesus took away all your sins. God will no longer burn you up because of sin if you have confessed your sins and believed in Jesus. Give your thanks to God for who He is and what He has done for you. Worship God with extreme reverence and awe. Even though God will not destroy you, you must know that He has the ability and right to do so.
I pray that today God will give you a vision of how great He is; that God will give you a vision of His kingdom; that God will help you in learning to worship Him in the correct manner with reverence and awe; that God will consume all the sins in your life; and that God will set you on fire for Him.