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God Doesn't Need Help // Monday, September 223

Posted: Monday, September 22

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Isaiah 39:1-41:16
Ephesians 1:1-23
Psalm 66:1-20
Proverbs 23:25-28


Verse of the day:

Has the Lord ever needed anyone’s advice? Does he need instruction about what is good? Did someone teach him what is right or show him the path of justice? (Isaiah 40:14)


I love these questions from Isaiah. They almost seem ridiculous to ask. Yet, when we think on them for a few moments, we can remember times that we have tried to council God. You know you have done it. Maybe you just wanted him to see the injustice in a situation. Maybe you were just making sure your opinion or point of view was heard. Isaiah reminds us, by asking these questions, that God does not need us. He does not need our point of view or our suggestions. He does not need us to point out what is good or what is right. 


Each day many of us read both an Old Testament and a New Testament portion of scripture. I am amazed at how many times those two have a harmony between them. In today’s ready from Ephesian 1, Paul picks up on this same theme in verses 19-21 (NLT), “I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come.”


As you go through your day today, take time to remember how great our God really is. He existed without help long before we can even understand and in the world to come he will be the only thing that has not changed. He is all powerful. He is all knowing. He is existing everywhere. He is.


Pastor Shawn Follis // Student Pastor