Daily Hope – Week 34 – Day 2

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“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-FourDay 2:

Isaiah 57-59

Colossians 2

Psalm 103

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Isaiah 57-59

  • Idolatry is a very serious sin. Private sin is not hidden from God,  and reveals idolatry in some form.
  • Fasting, or anything else you do with a wrong motive (You aren’t going to get God to do something by fasting. Fasting helps you hear God better.)
  • Fasting to show off to others, to show you’re better than others is empty, worthless, and making yourself a god in your own life.

Colossians 2

  • Paul speaks very strongly here against asceticism. Asceticism means severe self-discipline and avoidance of all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons. The people of Colossae were being caught up in a false teaching that basically said if you deny yourself that is what saves you.
  • This is very similar to the chapters in Isaiah that talk about false fasting. Showing off what you do to be above others is idolatry of self.

Psalm 103

  • This psalm reminds us to remind ourselves what GOD does is real and He is the one that has done everything we need! Glory to GOD!
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Week Thirty-Four
Day 1: Is. 53-56; Colossians 1
Day 2: Is. 57-59; Colossians 2; Ps. 103
Day 3: Is. 60-63; Colossians 3
Day 4: Is. 64-65; Colossians 4; Ps. 107
Day 5: Is. 66; 2 Kings 21; 2 Chr. 33; 1 Tim. 1; Ps. 62

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