“Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105).
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Week Thirty-One – Day 2:
Isaiah 17 is very prophetic. You will notice the use of “in that day” which tells us it is pointing to something in the end times.
Isaiah 17:1 – It says that Damascus will cease to be a city. This has never happened. While it has been attacked and taken large damage in many wars it has never ceased to be a city. This will happen some day.
Cush is called Ethiopia or Nubia in other places in the Word, but it is not modern-day Ethiopia. It is part of Southern Egypt and Northern Sudan. It was a piece of Northeast Africa along the Nile.
Even during times that you may disagree with your government or not understand certain things or actions, you are to be subject to them. Without government we would be in anarchy which is a very horrible thing. There is something to be said for the fact that if your government isn’t making godly decisions you may have some responsibility for their actions and choices. Yes, by voting, but also because believers often times are complaining and fussing instead of praying for them as we are told to do in 2nd Timothy verses 1-3 “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,”
Believers are to be subject to (obey) their government as a general principle. There are many other passages that show that God approves when believers disobey government but only when obedience would mean disobedience to God. (Exodus 1:17; 1 Kings 18:4-16; Esther 4:16; Daniel 3:12-18; Daniel 6:10; Matthew 2:12; Acts 5:29; Hebrews 11:23)
There are times in scripture when God raised up leaders to rebel against governments to deliver His people from evil rulers. (Exodus 1-14; Judges 2:16; Hebrews 11: 32-34)
There are times God uses an ungodly leader to save His people and bring about His plans. (The book of Esther)
Sometimes God uses an ungodly leader as judgment. (Nebuchadnezzar, 2 Chronicles 25:20; 2 Chronicles 32:24-25)
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Day 1: Is. 12-15; Romans 12
Day 2: Is. 16-18; Romans 13
Day 3: Is. 19-22; Romans 14
Day 4: Is. 23-25; Romans 15
Day 5: Is. 26-29; Romans 16