Those Who Hope in Me
Date: April 6, 2023
I use the BLESS method every morning for my devotional.
B - Bible Verse
L - Listen for God's Word and pray
E - Explore the History and meaning
S - Study and savor
S - Summarize and Share
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B (Bible Verse): "Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. They will bow down before you with their faces to the ground; they will lick the dust at your feet. Then you will know that I am the Lord; those who hope in me will not be disappointed." - Isaiah 49:23 (NIV)
L (Listen): Dear Lord, as we read this verse, help us to listen to your voice and understand the message that you want to convey to us. Give us discernment to recognize the hope that you offer, and the faith to trust in your plan for our lives.
E (Explore): The book of Isaiah was written during a time when Israel was in captivity, and they were waiting for the promised Messiah to come and save them. This verse is a message of hope to the Israelites, as it prophesies about the time when God's people will be restored and the nations will recognize their greatness. The verse speaks of kings and queens who will serve God's people and honor them as their own children.
It is such a comforting verse from the Bible that reminds us that God is our protector and provider. The verse uses the words "kings" and "queens" to emphasize that even the most powerful people will be on our side when we put our trust in God. This verse assures us that God will take care of us and we won't be let down if we put our faith in Him. We can trust in God's plan for our lives and know that He will always be with us. Even when we face challenges or difficulties, we can find hope in God, and know that He will provide for our needs.
Kings and queens: rulers and leaders of nations
Foster fathers: those who care for and provide for children who are not their own
Nursing mothers: those who feed and nurture infants
Those who hope in me will not be disappointed: those who trust in God's plan and promises will not be let down
S (Summarize): This verse reminds us that God's plan is greater than we can imagine, and that we can find hope in His promises. When we put our trust in God, we can be assured that we will not be disappointed. Today, we may face difficulties and challenges, but we can find comfort in knowing that God is always with us and that He has a plan for our lives.
This verse can encourage us today is if we are feeling hopeless and alone. It can remind us that we are not alone, and that God has a plan for our lives. We can find comfort in knowing that God is with us and that He is working everything together for our good.
Let’s put our hope in the Lord and trust in His plan for our lives. Let’s remember that even in the midst of challenges and trials, God is with us and He will not let us down.
4 Bible Cross References:
Isaiah 60:10-11 - "Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you...Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night, so that people may bring you the wealth of the nations—their kings led in triumphal procession."
Psalm 138:7 - "Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me."
Isaiah 55:11 - "so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."
Isaiah 60:3 - "Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn."