Friday, August 20 2010
Verse of the Week: V28 “Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.”
1. God Rules (V1-24)
V15 “Why are thy valiant men swept away? They stood not, because the LORD did drive them.”
The people of Judah went to Egypt thinking that Egypt would protect them from the impending attack of the Babylonians. However, even the great Egyptians were no match for the Babylonians. Why? The Almighty God was behind the Babylonians in their victory over the mighty Egyptians. Let us remember that it is the most High God who rules, and gives the kingdoms to whosoever He will, and no nation or man can stop Him.
“That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will.’
2. God Punishes (V25-26)
V25 “The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saith; Behold, I will punish the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods, and their kings; even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him:”
Be not deceived, God is not mocked and He will punish all who rejects Him and trust in their gods of immorality, covetousness, lies and deceits.
3. God Corrects (V27-28)
V28 “Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.”
God corrected His people who trusted and believed in Him as He loved them. Today, God will also correct His people who trust and believe in Him because He loves them.
“For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth.”
Prayer of the Week
Dearest God, thank You for Your correction as I know I am Yours.