Today: Proverbs 22:17-27; 2 Corinthians 13; Isaiah 30:19-33; Isaiah 31 & 32

Isaiah 30

Isaiah 30 is my promise chapter. Many decades ago, God gave a word to me through another believer from Isaiah 30:18-26. I didn’t understand how it applied to me back then. But over the years, God has revealed more and more of its meaning to me.

I was the one who had fallen away from God, like Jerusalem, miserable and weeping. He had given me the “bread of adversity and the water of affliction” to draw me back to Himself. When I finally cried out to God for help, He was so gracious to me. He answered me as soon as He heard me. He has taught me how to rid my life of idols, how to recognize His voice and follow His guidance. He is my teacher who whispers in my ear, directing me when I turn to the right or to the left.

He has now, this year, brought me to a new spacious place, a land of bounty and plenty. He will send rain for the seed I sow in the ground and the “food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful.” (v.23)

So this is where I am right now in this prophetic word over my life… verse 24. The rest, “the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall…,” is coming. That may sound disturbing but God promises that on that day, He will “bind up the bruises of His people and heal the wounds He inflicted.” (v.26) And I will sing and play a pipe (my flute?) as I “go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the Rock of Israel.” (v.29) I will “hear His majestic voice…” (v.30)