Topic: Everlasting Foundation
[DCLM Daily Manna 18th July, 2018 Daily Devotional]
Text: Isaiah 28:1-8 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste” (Isaiah 28:16).
The curse brought upon Israel by Jeroboam was still taking its fatal toll nearly 200 years after, in the days of Prophet Isaiah. Jeroboam had contravened God’s laws and erected idols in Bethel and Dan to prevent the people from going to Jerusalem to worship God in the temple. It was a grievous transgression that led successions of kings with generations of Israelites following after his idolatrous way. Scores of decades after, Jeroboam was described as the man “who did sin, and made Israel to sin.”
In our passage, God employs Prophet Isaiah to preach against Israel which had been ruled by a line of evil monarchs starting with Jeroboam. God warned that they should not be carried away by the beauty of Samaria, the idolatrous capital of Israel.
The situation had not changed many years after Jeroboam “made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi… sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made” (1 Kings 12:31,32).
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Isaiah warned that God would visit these erring people with His wrath. He said God’s anger would come in the form of the fear so Assyrian military. The soldiers would constitute an “overflowing scourge”.
As a Christian, you need a firm base on which to construct a lasting foundation which must stand against the onslaught of the enemy. This immovable and invincible base can be gotten from the Omnipotent God. On Christ alone, lies enduring foundation that those who dare can build upon.
Thought For The Day: There is no rust of trust in Christ.
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