17 This is what the Lord says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you,who directs
you in the way you should go.18 If only you had paid attention to my
commands, your peace would have been like a river,your well-being like
the waves of the sea.19 Your descendants would have been like the sand,
your children like its numberless grains;their name would never be blotted
out nor destroyed from before me.”20 Leave Babylon, flee from the
Babylonians!Announce this with shouts of joy and proclaim it.
Send it out to the ends of the earth; say, “The Lord has redeemed his servant
Jacob.”21 They did not thirst when he led them through the deserts;
he made water flow for them from the rock;he split the rock and water
gushed out.22 “There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked.”
1. Silence – Read/Listen – Meditate – Pray – Contemplate
2. What is the word or phrase that touches you today as you read and
meditate on this passage? What is your emotion as you read this
word or phrase?
3. The person who fails to trust God’s word completely forfeits more
than comfort. He or she forfeits peace (v18). The person who
abandons confidence in the Word of God will soon abandon God’s
commands as well. He will soon discover that he has no peace.
4. What is your present situation? Do you have peace? Is God calling
you to repent and trust in God? Do you feel capable of releasing all
of your burdens to God or do you hold back because you’re not sure
if he will be there for you?
Prayer & Journaling: Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse
with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down
any thought and/or prayer in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.