God's Word For Today
We Forget; God Remembers
Read Isaiah 14:1 through 18:7
Forgetting things causes problems. People who forget where they put their car keys will be late for an appointment. Those who forget a birthday or anniversary will find their relationship with the other person suffers. Those who forget God will find things will not go well in the long run.
You have forgotten God your Savior; you have not remembered the Rock, your fortress (Isaiah 17:10).
In this section, Isaiah predicted several gloom-and-doom scenarios for the nations who chose not to honor God—who forgot God. These nations had historically bullied God’s people and were sometimes unwittingly God’s instrument to bring His people back to Him.
But God remembered His own, promising to show compassion to them and turn the tables on the nations that had been the oppressors: “The Lord will have compassion on Jacob; once again he will choose Israel and will settle them in their own land” (Isaiah 14:1).
God always remembers us and waits for us to remember Him.
Prayer Suggestion: Lord, I want to remember You in all things.
Quicklook: Isaiah 17:7–14