Sunday Stillness – Isaiah 11:1
Journalling the other day and came across this in Isaiah – sketched it so I would remember it.
A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of might,
the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—
and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.
He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
or decide by what he hears with his ears;
but with righteousness he will judge the needy,
with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;
with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked (Isaiah 11:1-4, NIV).
The visual for this is very strong.
God had a plan in the making. A plan for us. A plan for our salvation.
And how will He judge: “with righteousness he will judge”. Not by what He saw, or heard.
Do we do that? Do we go to God with our fears, and our judgments? Or do we take what we hear from the world?
When people talk about their governments I hear disparaging words – and these are Christians, too. I keep suggesting to them, “Pray for those in authority”. Because that is what we are called to do. PRAY. Trust in God. It is He that puts governments in their place.
God will judge – NOT US.
So get into your Bible today. Read and read some more. Learn what God is saying and don’t listen to the words of others.
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