The Lord: First or Last Resort?

Mondays: The Prophets
Isaiah 31

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To listen to Nick read the one-minute introduction.

God’s people were regularly tempted to have recourse to an old enemy—Egypt and its “horse-power”! They continued to do what repeatedly their ancestors did in the wilderness wanderings—be impatient with Moses and with God, and look back to the fleshpots of Egypt for security.

Here is another opportunity to see where you are placing your confidence. Is it in worldly powers of one form or another, or in the power of God? Make a list of any “Egyptian horses” that you are looking to in place of God who alone can lead you through the impasses in your situation.

For you, is the Lord the first recourse in your prayer, or the last resort? Turn to the Lord with all your heart and look to God alone for the way out of what presses against you.

The Reading for Today
Text     Audio

Bible Breaths
What are these?
Trusting in You, Lord, alone v. 1
Faithful in Your promises v. 2
You protecting all the time v. 5
You, my God, are first of all.

Version for Children and Families

This is the fourth of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year A.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets; in this season, we continue reading Isaiah.

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