Monday, September 28, 2015

Like the Most High

September 28

Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 13 - 15

Verse of the Day: Isaiah 14:12 – “How art thou fallen from heaven, O day-star, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, that didst lay low the nations!”

This passage (verses 12 – 15) are much debated as to whether they refer to Satan or not. It is right in the middle of a prophecy against Babylon and the defeat of its king. Considering that often a prophetic passage would cover two or more events – both could be correct.

Consider the possibility that this refers to Lucifer (Satan), and we see the basis for all sin in it. Pride. Five times he says, “I will.” And, in fact, the last time he states, “I will make myself like the Most High.” Sounds like the offer he made to Eve in the Garden – to be “like” God.

Today, let us be wary of the promises that the flesh, the world, and the Devil make to us – they are deadly in final analysis.

Prayer: Precious Savior, keep my mind and trust focused only on You. Amen.

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