Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 12-7-20

Isaiah 26:12 TPT

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Lord Yahweh, you will establish peace and prosperity for us,
    for all we have accomplished is the result
    of what you work through us.

In our passage today, Isaiah reminds God’s people of the amazing love of God extended to humble hearts; he establishes us in peace and prosperity. Spiritual prosperity is God’s way of meeting our needs from his unlimited resources. He knows what we need, as well as what we do not. He knows when to bless us and when to withhold certain things in order to help us grow in Christlikeness. Every good thing in our lives is a result of God’s love and grace—unmerited favor.

The apostle Paul shares a similar message in Ephesians Chapter 2, “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago (vv. 8-10).

Prayer: Lord, I want to thank you for establishing me in peace and prosperity. I am learning all the time how to stay in your Kingdom shalom where I can receive your tender care. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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