April 2, 2020 Give Thanks

Colossians 3-16

Isaiah 33:6 The Sure Foundation

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He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure. Isaiah 33:6 

People are always looking for a solid foundation for their lives. They want a secure job, a secure bank account, a secure retirement account, a secure house and much more. They want to know that what they are trusting in will work and not fail.

Many are seeking this foundation in the things and ways of this world. Everything that this world produces in and of itself will fail at some point. Nothing will last forever that is man-made. Empires have risen and fallen, economies have risen and fallen, along with everything else that man has made.

Isaiah is looking forward to a future time with Jesus. He is looking to a time when God will be the sure foundation, the solid foundation that provides salvation, wisdom and knowledge.

Following the ways and things of this world is an unsure foundation. There is no guarantees in this life with this world. Many are living in fear because they do not have a solid foundation in their life, everything is fluid.

The one who follows Jesus has a solid foundation. It is only in Jesus that one will find salvation from the trouble of this world. True wisdom and knowledge is found only in following God with all of one’s heart and life.

Jesus is the only one who can save a person. Putting one’s trust in God alone, will give him a solid foundation in this life and prepare him for the life to come.

The believer will be able to stand on a sure foundation while the rest of the world is in a panic and living in fear and being unsure. He has a hope that the world does not know or understand.

As you put your trust in God, you can know that you have a solid foundation under your feet. You can know that God has forgiven you of your sins. You can know that Jesus is going to return to bring you with Him. You can understand what is going on in this world.

Do not allow yourself to live in fear as the world does. As the world is crumbling around you, stand upon the promises of God, the sure foundation that will withstand the sands of time and eternity.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the salvation God provides; that you will have a solid foundation in Jesus; and that you will live for God with all of your life. 

Isaiah 2:22 Stop Trusting Man

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Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem? Isaiah 2:22 

People have all kinds of things to say. Scientists and doctors appear to know what is right and what is best. They have done the research and are supposed to be correct. Government officials always appear to have the best information about everything and anything and can guide the people correctly.

Some will hold on to what is said by someone because he has some huge title after his name and he went to some prestigious college. Others will believe the person because everyone else believes the person, regardless of what is being said.

Isaiah tells the people to stop just trusting people. People are temporary and just have breath, but no real knowledge or wisdom.

Believing in people can and will often lead to failure and fear. While scientists and doctors do know a lot, they do not know everything. In their limited knowledge there are many mistakes made leading people down the wrong road or in fear.

Believers tend to act in the same way as much of the world, they believe people. Many believers will follow some preacher or speaker, regardless of what is being said. One looks and sounds good, so he must be saying something right. Yet, some of these same speakers are leading people into open sin against God’s word.

Trust should be first and foremost in God and in God alone. Only God has the perfect answer every time. Only God has perfect knowledge of every situation. Only God has perfect wisdom in every situation. Only God will never fail.

If a person can trust Jesus with his life for salvation, he should trust God with everything else in his life. One should not allow that trust to be broken down and put into man’s words.

As you go through this life, who are you putting your trust in?

Do not allow yourself to be manipulated by the words of man through the various types of media. They will fail you and lead you down the wrong path.

Look to God for all needed wisdom and direction. God will never fail you. He has the big picture of the beginning and the end, and everything in-between when He guides you in your life.

Trust God today and see that He will never fail.

I pray today that you will know God’s word for your life; that you will be guided by the Holy Spirit; that you will trust in God alone; that you will walk the path God has for you; and that God will reveal when men try to lead you astray.