Today's Verse: Isaiah 12:4

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done and proclaim that his name is exalted.
— Isaiah 12:4

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

It is wrong to think God's love for the nations began only with Jesus and the Great Commission. Remember Jonah's preaching to save Israel's great enemy, Nineveh? Remember the precious story of Ruth, a foreigner grafted into the lineage of King David and ultimately Jesus the Messiah? God loves all people and wants them to come to share in his grace. As Christians, we are his salt and light. We are here to touch all the peoples of the world and beckon them to come back to the one Father who truly loves them.

My Prayer...

Holy God, stir in my heart a greater passion to share your love with the world. May my life, my money, and my concern be used to do more of your work throughout the world. Please bless the efforts of all those who share the Gospel of Jesus in a culture other than their own. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Features the apostle Paul's writings turned into daily, powerful prayers.
"Dear Father, guarantor of freedom, Help me to run well! Help me not to be hindered from obeying the truth! Don't let me be persuaded by a viewpoint....."
The classic twice-daily devotional from Charles H. Spurgeon.
"We are very apt to regard the apostolic saints as if they were "saints" in a more especial manner than the other children of God. All are "saints"..."
A daily guide from the gospels that challenges readers to live for Jesus.
""But what did [Jesus] do?" [the Jewish leaders] asked. "How did he heal you?" "Look!" the man exclaimed. "I told you once. Didn't you listen? Why do....."
A daily devotional about God's power for our battles.
"I have complete confidence in the gospel; it is God's power to save all who believe, first the Jews and also the Gentiles. For the gospel reveals how...."

Illustration

Illustration of Isaiah 12:4 — Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done and proclaim that his name is exalted.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.