“Therefore shall the protection of Pharaoh turn to your shame, and the shelter in the shadow of Egypt to your humiliation.” Isaiah 30:3
Summary – Reflection – Prayer
While Walking it Out
Context: Isaiah 30:1-33
Focus: Isaiah 30: 1-5
Judah was in a rebellious state, refusing to listen to the counsel of the Lord. Instead, they sought help from Egypt’s Pharoah for protection from their enemy (Assyrians) by forming an alliance with payment. This help was not directed by God’s spirit, it was their own plan. Instead of trusting God, they looked elsewhere and the Lord warned them, Pharaoh would not help them and they would end up ashamed and disgraced.
How many times do we look for counsel other than in prayer, and guidance by His Word and Holy Spirit? When we rely on others in the midst of calamity and fear, instead of consulting the Lord, first, we tie His hands. He knows our complete situation and circumstance and can deliver us the moment we put our trust in His goodness and grace. He is eager to restore us, but we must return in acknowledging our sin, trusting in His salvation, then, and only then, can He remove our foot from the enemy’s net.
Lord, remind me there is no greater counsel then yours, for you are my heavenly Father and your intentions are always good towards me. Thank you Lord, you are my refuge and strength, my very present help in trouble. Therefore, I will be still, and in quietness and confidence, in you alone, I enter your rest. Isaiah 30:15, Psalm 46: 1
“For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”
CR: Psalm 20:7, Isaiah 40: 30-31, Isaiah 64:4,
Psalm 25:15, Psalm 46: 1-10, Luke 8: 43-48,