The Lord Has spoken (That’s enough for me) Isaiah 14, I Peter 2

“The Lord of hosts has sworn: As I have planned so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand,” Isaiah 14:24

There are days when it seems that the voices in our world are anything but encouraging.  The voice of the news says, “there is unrest in the world.”  The voice of economics cries out, “Things do not look good.”  The voice of government cries out, “You can trust us.”  The voice of evil speaks, “We are in charge and you cannot stop us.”  Finally the voice of doubt whispers, “You will not make it.”

However, there is another voice that is crying out even louder.  It is the voice of God that says, “I got this!”  Brothers and sisters, “The Lord has spoken, and that is enough for me.”

Consider the Lord’s Word to Judah in Isaiah 14.  This word was delivered by the prophet Isaiah.  Judah was in exile for her sin, but God promised I will have compassion and chose you once again. 

If this promise was going to be realized, the oppressors of Judah would have to be removed.  This is exactly what God would do.  In Isaiah 14 God speaks directly to Babylon.  He makes two promises, 1. Death awaits, Vs: 5-9 2.  Death is assured, Vs: 11-17

Think it through:

Do you and I believe the Lord who has spoken?  As I look back through history, I have discovered that God has always accomplished what He has said.  This leads me to two gigantic truths:

1.  The God who speaks is the voice of assurance, Vs: 24 “The Lord of hosts has sworn: As I have planned, so shall it be.”

2.  The God who speaks is the voice of authority, Vs; 26-27 “His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?” 

Our response:

As we hear all the voices around us we can be assured that there is a great voice of assurance who speaks with authority.  We can trust Him.  We must turn to Him (Rev. 1:13-16).  We must daily listen to Him (Hebrews 2:1).

Let us proclaim with all the saints of old, “We trust in the Lord who has spoken!!!”

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