March 18 –Established and Accomplished


“Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My plan will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;” – Isaiah 46:10 (NASB)


The prophet Isaiah wrote many great passages in the book with his name. He was guided and inspired by the Holy Spirit to write what God wanted kept as a record. Chapter 46 is one of the chapters that has a great amount of promises from God. In this verse (v. 10) God declares his omniscience which is a term we use for God’s infinite knowledge and understanding of things past, present, and future. For God there is no difference between the beginning and the end of time because He exists beyond the boundaries of time. It is these boundaries that keep us looking back remembering and looking forward anticipating what God has said. He has a plan and it is in place and it is working. It continues to work without fail even though in it are many human failures and many failures by the evil forces. Only God is perfect and he assures us that He will accomplish all according to His good pleasure. Rest my friends in the promises of God. Not the smallest part of any one of them will fail to be fulfilled. His plan will be accomplished.

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March 1 – Trust the Immutable God


“The LORD will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.” Psalm 138:8 (NASB)

The importance of the promises, as in our verse today, is better understood when we consider source and context. This is a psalm of thanksgiving and praise by David. We may have considered this verse previously and repetition of God’s promises is always beneficial. David declares our LORD God is exalted over all His creation. He favors the humble in spirit but the arrogant, who David calls haughty, are kept far from Him. Additionally, God watches over our lives and protects us from the hatred of our enemies. The conclusion of Psalm 138 has critical importance for us because we do not always turn to God and trust these promises. Our fears and worries distract us and we are prone to believe God gives up on us. He doesn’t because His promise is that He will accomplish and fulfill all that is His purpose for us. God’s love is steady and holds fast in all circumstances. We can always trust this promise even though we might strongly feel the need to call on God to continue His work in our lives. When we think we’ve lost, God says it is not finished. God’s work continues in our lives.

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