Today's Verse: Isaiah 2:22

Monday, February 27, 2023

Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?
— Isaiah 2:22

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

How often have you been disappointed by someone you voted for? How many friends have betrayed you? Have you ever been abandoned by a loved one? How many church leaders have let you down?
While we love others and care about them, every other person in our world is just like us. Each is a flawed human being who breathes the same air and walks the same ground as we do. Only One is worthy of our ultimate trust. He showed us by sacrificing what was most precious to him so we could know his love. Let's not put our hope in other mere mortals; only God can safeguard our trust and ensure our future. Let's put our hope in him!

My Prayer...

Father, you know the broken places in my heart that were caused by the failure of people in my life. I confess that I have sometimes become disillusioned with your way because of the failures and inconsistencies in your people. Deep down I know, dear Father, that their failures do not mean your failure, but it is hard for it not to feel that way. Call me close to you. Give me a more gracious heart toward those who fail me. Establish my faith, strong and firm in you, O Lord. In you, O God, I put my trust. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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Illustration of Isaiah 2:22 — Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?

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.