Friday, October 07, 2011

Promise of full protection

"See, I have created the smith who blows on the burning coals and forges weapons as his work; It is I also who have created the destroyer to work havoc.  Every weapon fashioned against you shall fail; every tongue that brings you to trial you shall prove false. This is the lot of the servants of the LORD, their vindication from me—oracle of the LORD." (Isaiah 54: 16 - 17)

Two of my precious images of the Word of God are light and mirror.  Light to guide my path and mirror to help me adjust my moral compass.  What does the above PL scripture say to me?  Isaiah 54: 16 throws light on God’s employment plan.  Every job, every profession is designed by God to help complete the creation of the universe.   All things serve God. (Psalm 119: 91).  In the light of this, I look up to my Creator and ask:  What is my place and purpose on earth?

Isaiah 54: 17 makes a fabulous promise:  I am guaranteed full protection in every assault of evil forces, called here the DESTROYER.  The DESTROYER could be demons, destructive forces of nature like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wars, etc.  The length and breadth of the Bible makes it clear that the children of God are in a permanent spiritual warfare on earth.   What a joy to realize that we already know the final outcome.