Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Burden

September 29

Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 16 - 18

Verse of the Day: Isaiah 17:1 – “The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.”

Often in the book of Isaiah we see the phrase – “The burden of….” The Hebrew word used, maśśâ', comes from a root that means to lift up or to bear. The concept is that the message that the prophet had to deliver was a heavy weight. We hear so much today about the love of God that we often forget that He is also Holy, and because of His Holiness, often He must judge people and nations.

Yes, God is a God of love, however, He does judge and display His anger at that which is unholy or sinful. The prophet is tasked with the message to warn what will happen. Do we read God’s Word and heed the message He gives?

Prayer: Great Judge of all, I come humbly before You today, search me and show me where I fall short. Amen.

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