Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Monday, September 8, 2008


Isaiah 43 (selected)
Israel's Only Savior
1 But now, this is what the LORD says—
He who created you, O Jacob,
He who formed you, O Israel:
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are Mine.
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
3 For I am the LORD, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west.
7 everyone who is called by My Name,
whom I created for My glory,
whom I formed and made."
8 Lead out those who have eyes but are blind,
who have ears but are deaf.
9 All the nations gather together
and the peoples assemble.
Which of them foretold this
and proclaimed to us the former things?
Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right,
so that others may hear and say, "It is true."
10 "You are My witnesses," declares the LORD,
"and My servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe Me
and understand that I am He.
Before Me no god was formed,
nor will there be one after Me.
11 I, even I, am the LORD,
and apart from Me there is no savior.
12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—
I, and not some foreign god among you.
You are My witnesses," declares the LORD, "that I AM God.
13 Yes, and from ancient days I am He.
No one can deliver out of my hand.
When I act, who can reverse it?" [all emphasis mine]
Choosing JOY,

[Led by the Shepherd]

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