Saturday, September 24, 2016


Isa 48:17  Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.
Isa 48:18  Oh that you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea;
Isa 48:19  your offspring would have been like the sand, and your descendants like its grains; their name would never be cut off or destroyed from before me."
Isa 48:20  Go out from Babylon, flee from Chaldea, declare this with a shout of joy, proclaim it, send it out to the end of the earth; say, "The LORD has redeemed his servant Jacob!"
Isa 48:21  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 the water gushed out.
Isa 48:22  "There is no peace," says the LORD, "for the wicked."
The end of Israel's captivity was near. They never would have been taken into Babylon if they had obeyed the LORD, who teaches and leads them to profit. They were to tell the world of their deliverance with "shouts of Joy". They were reminded how the LORD supplied their needs giving them water in the desert journey. He sums up his exhortation to his people saying, with the wicked, "there is no peace".
There is peace in the Holy Spirit, and righteousness in those who come to Jesus.
John 14:27  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
2Co 7:10  For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Godly sorrow in those who obey the LORD results in repentance to salvation. The sorrow of the world, is sorrow for being caught, but with no repentance and turning to God. They accumulate wealth by evil means with no satisfaction and their end is death.
Mat 16:24  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Mat 16:25  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Mat 16:26  For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

God's people seek his truth and obey him and are profitable. True prosperity is of the soul and spirit.

3Jn 1:2  Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

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