Today’s reading: Isaiah 23:1-27:13
My selection: Isaiah 26:2-4
2 Open the gates,
that the righteous nation that keeps faith may enter in.
3 You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.
4 Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.
My reflections: The ultimate victory of the Lord God will be complete. Throughout this section, this victory is described in amazing and glorious ways. He will rule and His righteous people will be delivered. Death will be destroyed forever. All tears will be wiped away. God’s great enemy will be vanquished.
Meanwhile, His people are called to keep their minds stayed on Him, to trust in Him. To the one who does this He promises to “keep him in perfect peace”.
Lack of peace reflects lack of trust in the Lord. Worry and anxiety are not fruit of the Spirit; peace is. Could it be that the believers’ most powerful tool for witnessing is peace?
My challenge: Does peace characterize your life? Take time to refocus your trust on Him today. Seek to be at peace through Him. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” (John 14:27).
Tomorrow’s reading: Isaiah 28:1-30:33