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Isaiah 26.3 was my mom’s life verse from the Old Testament and there’s no question it’s a good one, yet because of verse three I never paid too much attention to the “rest of the story” or chapter. Keeping scripture in context is key to proper understanding. The whole chapter is referring to Zion, the eternal city. One of the earliest references to “the after life” is found in verse 19 of the same chapter. It’s a chapter rich in information and truth for today.
Verse 3…He will keep in perfect peace the mind that remains focused on Him.
Verse 7…He is a God who does right and makes smooth the road of the righteous.
And, today’s scripture proves that obeying always far outweighs sacrifice in the pleasing God department.
Here are the questions to ponder on this our day of quietude:
Is my heart’s desire to glorify God or promote myself?
Do I earnestly seek God in every part of my day, night, and life?
And, to this I say, “Selah. Stop and think about it.”