Daily Devotions

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Text: And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. (Isaiah 3:4)

Tweet: In light of Moses’ prediction that God would heap “mischiefs” upon a God-forsaking nation and Isaiah’s prediction that God would see to it that God-forsaking nations end up governed by young, unstable mischief-makers ( Isaiah 3:4), one cannot help but wonder if present-day progressives are not God’ s means of judging modern-day America.

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Text: I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them. (Deuteronomy 32:23)

Tweet: The Hebrew word translated “mischiefs,” which Moses predicted God would heap upon a rebellious nation, means to “break down all that is good.” Are we witnessing all that was good in a God-fearing America being broken down today in a God-forsaking America?

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Text: “I will make youths their leaders, and unstable mischief-makers will govern them.” (Isaiah 3:4 HCSB)

Text: In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word unto Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, Thus saith the Lord to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck, And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus, and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messengers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of Judah; And command them to say unto their masters, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters; I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me. And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him. And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son’s son, until the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him. And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the Lord, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand. (Jeremiah 27:1-8)

Text: And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them. (Exodus 7:3-5)

Tweet: Scripture teaches that God uses human rulers to bring His judgment upon peoples and nations. For instance, God used Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon, to judge the ancient kingdom of Judah (Jeremiah 27:1-8). In addition to bringing judgment upon a rebellious people through the human instrumentality of a foreign ruler, God also uses human rulers to bring divine retribution upon their own people and nation. For example, God used Egypt’s hard-hearted Pharaoh to bring ancient Egypt to ruin (Exodus 7:3-5). In light of this, it is entirely possible, as Isaiah warned, that America’s current elected officials are human instruments being wielded by God to bring divine retribution upon our rebellious and God-forsaking country.

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Text: “I will make youths their leaders,and the unstable[a] will govern them.” (Isaiah 3:4 HSCB)

Tweet: In light of this, it is entirely possible, as Isaiah warned, that America’s current elected officials are human instruments being wielded by God to bring divine retribution upon our rebellious and God-forsaking country.

[a] Or mischief-makers

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Text: And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable. (Isaiah 3:5)

Tweet: Sure Scriptural signs of national decay due to divine desertion: (1) The populace turning on one another (2) The young disrespecting their elders, and (3) The vile’s vitriolic opposition to the virtuous.

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Text: And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors…For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (Matthew 6:12,14-15)

Tweet: The only part of the Model or Lord’s Prayer that our Lord reemphasized is the part about asking God to forgive us as we forgive others (Matthew 6:12). Have you ever really thought about this; do you really want to pray for God to forgive you the exact same way you forgive others? Chances are you don’t. Yet Jesus taught that God’s forgiveness of our sins is in direct correlation to our forgiveness of others who have sinned against us (Matthew 6:14-15). In light of this, we should start being as forgiving towards others as we want God to be toward us.

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Text: For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of his glory. The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. (Isaiah 3:8-12)

Tweet: A nation is headed to ruin when it provokes the Lord to wrath by proudly parading around in its sin and allowing itself to be governed by the infantile and effeminate. Sound like any nation you know?

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Text: Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers. (Isaiah 2:6)

Tweet: Multiculturalism—the assimilating of our culture into others—is not only forbidden among the people of God, but a sure way for God’s people to become Godforsaken.

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Text: The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Isaiah 2:1-4)

Tweet: The only place the world can peacefully come together and end all wars is not at the United Nations, but in the church of Jesus Christ. Only the Prince of Peace can bring peace to this war-torn fallen world. As long as man at tempts to forge world peace on his political anvil peace will never be known. However, when the Prince of Peace returns and the whole world comes to His house to worship Him, there will, at long last, be peace on earth . As Isaiah predicted, all men will come to the house of God to learn the Word of God and no man will ever learn the art of war again.