Thoughts on Isaiah 44

Today’s post is shorter, but a great message was given today.

For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams. This one will say, ‘I am the Lord ’s,’ another will call on the name of Jacob, and another will write on his hand, ‘The Lord ’s,’ and name himself by the name of Israel.” (Isaiah 44:3-5 ESV)

This passage is relevant today because of an ongoing conversation with some close friends. By offspring and descendants we know that God is not merely talking about physical descendants, but spiritual descendants. We should remain faithful and abide in Him, and He will cause our efforts to bear fruit – not only in ourselves but in the expansion of His Kingdom.

No one considers, nor is there knowledge or discernment to say, “Half of it I burned in the fire; I also baked bread on its coals; I roasted meat and have eaten. And shall I make the rest of it an abomination? Shall I fall down before a block of wood?” (Isaiah 44:19 ESV)

The folly of mankind, serving things that were meant to serve us.

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