Day: February 16, 2021

Who Dares Mock God – Isaiah 36-39

Isaiah 36-39

In Isaiah chapter seven, the kingdom of Judah is being threatened by surrounding nations. God sends the prophet Isaiah to king Ahaz to deliver a message telling him to have no fear and stand strong. For the plans of the enemy, “shall not stand, nor come to pass.” (vs. 7:7) But instead of trusting God, Ahaz turned to the Assyrians, (with disastrous results), for protection. Now some 34 years later the son of Ahaz, Hezekiah, is king and Judah is once again being threatened. This time it’s by the Assyrians themselves led by king Shennacherib. …

February 16th – 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Loving others isn’t an easy thing to do. And although no one can love as unconditionally and perfectly like Jesus, we do need to love each other with that same Christlike love. That means practicing patience and kindness even when we are frustrated with those around us. Love isn’t envious of another’s blessings or based in arrogance and pride. It doesn’t intentionally provoke others nor keep a record of wrongs committed against us. A love like is isn’t possible on our own, but through God, all things are possible, including loving the unlovable.