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Isaiah 62:6-65:25

God’s people, even though they, God’s people, turn their back on God, He is still their God. Though some of His people come to destruction because of their choices, He still keeps a remnant. And even in their sins, our sins, God provided for our Salvation.

For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Savior. In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bore them, and carried them all the days of old. (Isaiah 63:8-9 KJV).

While we are in so much sin, God carries us just like the poem, Foot Steps. While we shake our puny little fists at God, He still provides a way of escape for us that is not of our own making. For me it is almost unfathomable in my understanding that God will not hold our sins against us when we accept His Salvation—Glory be to God who Loves us with an everlasting Love.

Grace and peace,
Ramona

We must not put "confidence in the flesh" but instead be "circumcised" by the Spirit of God, "who boast in Christ Jesus." We should boast in what God has done in our lives instead of how we appear on the outside.

Psalm 73:23-24 says "Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward, you will take me into glory." This verse stood out to me most because it says that God will always be with me, never forsaking me, even if I sin against him. He will guide me through life and help me make the right choices. And after my life on earth, he will take me to heaven to be with him. This verse was a simple but great reminder that God will always be with me, guiding me with his wisdom.

"Wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it, you will have a bright future, and your hopes will not be cut short."
Wisdom is sweet. It is rejuvenating and we all crave for it. I realize that the only place where I can find true wisdom and peace is with God, as well as reading the Bible. Because of God, I can have hope and faith in my future.
This verse reminded me of the importance of daily quiet time + worship with God.

Paul sends two companions back, Timothy and Epaphroditus, but he sends Timothy to look out for the others, and Epaphroditus to get well, as he has risked his life for the work of God. Paul also encourages them to stay joyful because it is they who "serve God by his Spirit." We should be like Paul, Timothy, and Epaphroditus, encouraging other believers and not letting flesh get in the way of God's calling.

My prayer; “But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.” ‭‭(Psalms‬ ‭73:28‬)

"21 For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. 22 But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel." These verses stood out because it shows the "giving" relationship that Timothy has with Jesus, and it shows how Timothy is serving God. I hope to be able to "emulate" this relationship that Timothy has with God.

Psalms 73 finished really well after struggling with the wicked getting off without scathed. After meeting God he realized their destiny. It reminds me to focus on the Lord because He is just. Don't envy others. Just like 28 says: "but for me, it is good to be near God. I made the sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds."

“Put no confidence in the flesh.” Is a great reminder that any time I succumbed to temptations for meddling, or scheming as a way to solve a problem simply reveals the lack of faith on my part. Pray that I would be sensitive to the spirit leading whenever the temptation lurks around again.

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