“Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105).
Expect to hear from God today!
Week Thirty-Three – Day 5:
The political mission of Cyrus to bring Jacob back to Jerusalem is a shadow of the spiritual redemption by the Servant to free His people from the captivity of sin.
The suffering servant will ultimately be a light to the gentiles (goyim in Hebrew), the nations other than Israel.
The Lord will restore Zion. Their rejection of Messiah is not the end of His plan for Israel.
Do not be anxious. How is this possible? It is a 3-step process.
I heard it explained once as chess moves.
We do: v6 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.“
God does: v7 “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.“
And we do: v8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
v9 “and the God of peace shall be with you.“
Oh Lord! How great are your works!!
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1: Is. 36-37; Eph. 6; Ps. 76
2: 2 Kings 20; Is. 38-40; Phil. 1; Ps. 75
3: Is. 41-44; Phil. 2
4: Is. 45-48; Phil. 3
5: Is. 49-52; Phil. 4; Ps. 92