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Isaiah 19-21:17

God is in control no matter how much we bully others to get what we want; no matter how aggressive we pursuer our wants or how many people we get to join our posse to demand by intimidation, God is still in charge. And the things we hold dear, the things that make us think we are powerful, God has this funny way of sweeping them away. Egypt relied on the Nile but God created the Nile so God controls its headwaters.

Of the nations that Isaiah is given messages about, most will not be completely destroyed, God seems to always leave a remnant. There are always a few left how have never “bowed their knew to Baal” (1 Kings 19:8) no matter how much we may think we are the only righteous ones left.

Galatians 2:1-16

I don’t know why, but as I read verse 15-16 [We are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners, yet we know that no one is justified by the works of the law but by the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. And we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by the faithfulness of Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified. (Galatians 2:15-16 NET.)] the following thoughts came in my head and I wrote them down.

People loot and steal because they think and fear they will not get anything except by thievery. In truth they believe they are cursed and have been denied access to the God of grace and mercy so they demand and take from others the things they feel and believe they are locked out of. With a right relationship and fellowship with the God of mercy, through Jesus Christ all their needs would be met by asking, seeking and knocking.

Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom!
(Luke 12:32 AMP)

Grace and peace,

Isaiah 19-21
God says what He means and means what He says. His words are never wasted, always accurate and always have purpose to fulfill His design for all.

Gal. 2:1-16.
I love this passage of scripture. The followers of Jesus were real people who had real issues. Paul tells us what was going on and what he was feeling at that moment. His dramatic conversion to Christ really changed him. He now was calling out the disciples and helped them to remember Jesus.

Ps. 59
16 But I will sing of your strength,
in the morning I will sing of your love;
for you are my fortress,
my refuge in times of trouble.
17 You are my strength, I sing praise to you;
you, God, are my fortress,
my God on whom I can rely.

Proverbs 23:13-14 truth!

Shalom to all :)

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