A Place We don’t want to be

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Isaiah 47

10   “For you have trusted in your wickedness;

You have said, ‘No one sees me’;

Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you;

And you have said in your heart,

‘I am, and there is no one else besides me.’

From before Isaiah’s day and well into today and tomorrow there are people who are typified by this verse.   Trusting in their wickedness and believing that no one really sees what they are doing, they continue to live in their sin.  In human wisdom they reject Divine wisdom and have become warped by their sinful and selfish ways.  In their heart, the very foundation of their lives, they have come to believe that there is no God and that they are not accountable to anyone for their actions.

As Christians who do seek God’s wisdom and are possessed of God’s Holy Spirit, we see those who live apart from God and immediately see their foolishness.  We know that God’s wisdom and His knowledge is far above ours.  We know that God sees our every action and knows our every thought.  We know there is a God in heaven who is active in this earth and in our lives and to whom we will give account.

I give you Isaiah’s warning today.  When you see people that seem to be prospering while living wickedly, remember that God is not finished with them yet.  Remember that there is coming a day when they will kneel before the very God they deny.  Remember that their wisdom that seems to bring them success is damning their soul away from God.  Remember that they are not the captain of their fate but that they need the true Captain, the King of kings and the Lord of Lords whom they now deny.

Oh my friends, we are on the right side.  We are on God’s side.  He has given our eyes light to see and our minds clarity to judge in righteousness.  Sin blinds and binds.  Even the successful sinner is blinded to grace and bound by sin.  Do not envy their temporary success but pray for their eternal salvation.  Walk with the Lord today; seek His wisdom; enjoy His will and His purpose for your life.

We are praising God for His use of our lives in VBS this week!  We had 60 children both last night and the night before with many visitors each night.  Last night a boy and a girl professed first time faith in Jesus Christ as Savior.  The children have learned from the parables of Jesus each night and are very engaged in the lessons.  The crafts and the games and the snacks and the skits and the music and the memory verses are going so well.  Thanks to those involved in every part of the program.  Kids are happy, engaged, and wanting to return.  One dad texted men and told me that his three girls wanted to come back and wanted to change their schedules to do so.  They were there again last night. 

Pray with us for more of the children to hear the call of God to salvation.  I know there are non-churched children coming who might be hearing this stuff for the first time.  Pray for God to make the soil of their hearts soft to hear and ready to receive His seed.

Justin and his family were with us for ten days and left yesterday. It sure was fun to awaken each morning to the pitter-patter of toddler feet in the house.  Steven’s family was here often and the cousins sure do get along well.  They played and played and played together.  It was a great week for us.

Pray for our sisters Peggy and Nancy.  Peggy is in Edward with breathing problems.  Nancy is still at Loyola.  Pray for God’s healing in each of these dear ladies.

Pray for Victory Homes today.  They have an urgent request that the Lord is aware of.  Keep Mark and Lynn, the staff and the boys in your prayers throughout today. 

Have a great day in the Lord,


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